Properties of farnesol phosphokinase of Botryococcus braunii

Hitoshi Inoue, Hiroshi Sagami, Tanetoshi Koyama, Kyozo Ogura

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A 100 000 g pellet fraction of a strain of Botryococcus braunii B race had the capability of phosphorylating farnesol in the presence of CTP to give its mono- and diphosphate esters, but the same fraction did not phosphorylate other isoprenoid alcohols, including geraniol, geranylgeraniol, Z,E-polyprenols and dolichols. Exogenously added farnesyl monophosphate was not phosphorylated by this fraction. The Km values in the formation of farnesyl monophosphate were 0.5 μM and 0.2 mM for farnesol and CTP, respectively. Iodoacetamide strongly inhibited the formation of farnesyl diphosphate, but had no effect on that of farnesyl monophosphate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-381
Number of pages5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Sep


  • Botryococcus braunii
  • alga
  • farnesol
  • farnesyl diphosphate
  • farnesyl monophosphate
  • phosphokinase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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