Farnesyl pyrophosphate synthetase located in microsomes from pig liver

Koichi Ishii, Hiroshi Sagami, Kyozo Ogura

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The microsomes from pig liver contained farnesyl pyrophosphate synthetase and it was solubilized with Triton X-100. The microsomal enzyme had a pH optimum of 6.5-7.0 and required Mg2+ or Mn2+ for maximum activity. Dimethylallyl-transferring activity of the enzyme was much lower compared with the geranyl-transferring activity. In the presence of Triton X-100, the geranyl-transferring activity was about two-fold activated whereas the dimethylallyl-transferring activity was almost the same.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1635-1639
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of biochemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1983 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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