IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: geranyl diphosphate phosphohydrolase

Reaction: geranyl diphosphate + H2O = geranyl phosphate + phosphate

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Other name(s): NUDX1 (gene name)

Systematic name: geranyl-diphosphate phosphohydrolase

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from roses, is involved in a cytosolic pathway for the biosynthesis of free monoterpene alcohols that contribute to fragrance. In vitro the enzyme also acts on (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate.

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1. Magnard, J.L., Roccia, A., Caissard, J.C., Vergne, P., Sun, P., Hecquet, R., Dubois, A., Hibrand-Saint Oyant, L., Jullien, F., Nicole, F., Raymond, O., Huguet, S., Baltenweck, R., Meyer, S., Claudel, P., Jeauffre, J., Rohmer, M., Foucher, F., Hugueney, P., Bendahmane, M. and Baudino, S. Plant volatiles. Biosynthesis of monoterpene scent compounds in roses. Science 349 (2015) 81-83. [PMID: 26138978]

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