IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: prenyl-diphosphate phosphatase

Reaction: (1) prenyl diphosphate + H2O = prenyl phosphate + phosphate
(2) 3-methylbut-3-en-1-yl diphosphate + H2O = 3-methylbut-3-en-1-yl phosphate + phosphate

Glossary: isopentenyl = 3-methylbut-3-en-1-yl
prenyl = 3-methylbut-2-en-1-yl = dimethylallyl
dimethylallyl diphosphate = DMAPP
isopentenyl diphosphate = IPP

Systematic name: prenyl diphosphate/3-methylbut-3-en-1-yl diphosphate phosphohydrolase

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from the methanogenic archaeon Methanosarcina mazei, belongs to the Nudix hydrolase family (a superfamily of hydrolytic enzymes capable of cleaving nucleoside diphosphates linked to a moiety). Its main purpose is to provide the substrate for EC, flavin prenyltransferase.

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1. Ishibashi, Y., Matsushima, N., Ito, T. and Hemmi, H. Isopentenyl diphosphate/dimethylallyl diphosphate-specific Nudix hydrolase from the methanogenic archaeon Methanosarcina mazei. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 86 (2022) 246-253. [PMID: 34864834]

[EC created 2022]

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