Variable product specificity of solanesyl pyrophosphate synthetase

Hiroshi Fujii, Hiroshi Sagami, Tanetoshi Koyama, Kyozo Ogura, Shuichi Seto, Tsuneo Baba, Charles M. Allen

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Abstract

The distribution of polyprenyl pyrophosphates synthesized by the action of solanesyl pyrophosphate synthetase from Micrococcus luteus is dramatically changed depending on the Mg++ concentration. When the metal ion concentration is higher than 5 mM, octaprenyl and solanesyl (nonaprenyl) pyrophosphate are synthesized predominantly. On the other hand, when the metal ion level is lower than 0.5 mM, a variety of polyprenyl pyrophosphates ranging in carbon chain length from C15 to C40 are formed. Heptaprenyl pyrophosphate is the longest of the products formed at 0.1 mM of Mg++.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1648-1653
Number of pages6
JournalTopics in Catalysis
Volume96
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1980 Jan 1

Keywords

  • HPLC
  • PP
  • high pressure liquid chromatography
  • pyrophosphate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology

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    Fujii, H., Sagami, H., Koyama, T., Ogura, K., Seto, S., Baba, T., & Allen, C. M. (1980). Variable product specificity of solanesyl pyrophosphate synthetase. Topics in Catalysis, 96(4), 1648-1653. https://doi.org/10.1016/0006-291X(80)91363-7