IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: archaetidylinositol phosphate synthase

Reaction: CDP-2,3-bis-(O-phytanyl)-sn-glycerol + 1L-myo-inositol 1-phosphate = CMP + 1-archaetidyl-1D-myo-inositol 3-phosphate

Glossary: 1L-myo-inositol 1-phosphate = 1D-myo-inositol 3-phosphate
CDP-2,3-bis-(O-phytanyl)-sn-glycerol = CDP-2,3-di-(O-phytanyl)-sn-glycerol = CDP-archaeol
1-archaetidyl-1D-myo-inositol 3-phosphate = archaetidyl-myo-inositol 1-phosphate

Other name(s): AIP synthase

Systematic name: CDP-2,3-bis-(O-phytanyl)-sn-glycerol:1L-myo-inositol 1-phosphate 1-sn-archaetidyltransferase

Comments: Requires Mg2+ or Mn2+ for activity. The enzyme is involved in biosynthesis of archaetidyl-myo-inositol, a compound essential for glycolipid biosynthesis in archaea.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:


1. Morii, H., Kiyonari, S., Ishino, Y. and Koga, Y. A novel biosynthetic pathway of archaetidyl-myo-inositol via archaetidyl-myo-inositol phosphate from CDP-archaeol and D-glucose 6-phosphate in methanoarchaeon Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus cells. J. Biol. Chem. 284 (2009) 30766-30774. [PMID: 19740749]

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