IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: farnesyl diphosphatase

Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate + H2O = (2E,6E)-farnesol + diphosphate

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Other name(s): FPP phosphatase

Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate diphosphohydrolase

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


1. Song, L. A soluble form of phosphatase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae capable of converting farnesyl diphosphate into E,E-farnesol. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. 128 (2006) 149-158. [PMID: 16484724]

2. 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]

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