Effect of zinc ions on farnesyl pyrophosphate synthetase activity.

H. Sagami, K. Ogura, A. Weiner, C. D. Poulter

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Farnesyl pyrophosphate synthetases from pig and avian livers exhibit higher catalytic activities in the presence of 0.2 mM ZnCl2 than in the presence of MgCl2 or MnCl2 which are known to be required for enzyme activity. This is not the case for isopentenyl pyrophosphate isomerase or squalene synthetase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-667
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemistry International
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1984 May

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry


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