IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: prenyl-diphosphatase

Reaction: prenyl diphosphate + H2O = prenol + diphosphate

Other name(s): prenyl-pyrophosphatase; prenol pyrophosphatase; prenylphosphatase

Systematic name: prenyl-diphosphate diphosphohydrolase

Comments: Farnesyl diphosphate is the best substrate tested to date.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37288-33-8


1. Tsai, S.-C. and Gaylor, J.L. Testicular sterols. V. Preparation and partial purification of a microsomal prenol pyrophosphate pyrophosphohydrolase. J. Biol. Chem. 241 (1966) 4043-4050. [PMID: 4288361]

[EC created 1972]

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