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Entry
EC 2.5.1.20                 Enzyme                                 

Name
rubber cis-polyprenylcistransferase;
rubber allyltransferase;
rubber transferase;
isopentenyl pyrophosphate cis-1,4-polyisoprenyl transferase;
cis-prenyl transferase;
rubber polymerase;
rubber prenyltransferase
Class
Transferases;
Transferring alkyl or aryl groups, other than methyl groups;
Transferring alkyl or aryl groups, other than methyl groups (only sub-subclass identified to date)
BRITE hierarchy
Sysname
polycis-polyprenyl-diphosphate:isopentenyl-diphosphate polyprenylcistransferase
Reaction(IUBMB)
polycis-polyprenyl diphosphate + isopentenyl diphosphate = diphosphate + a polycis-polyprenyl diphosphate longer by one C5 unit [RN:R08400]
Reaction(KEGG)
R08400;
(other) R03917
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Substrate
polycis-polyprenyl diphosphate;
isopentenyl diphosphate [CPD:C00129]
Product
diphosphate [CPD:C00013];
polycis-polyprenyl diphosphate longer by one C5 unit
Comment
Rubber particles act as acceptor.
History
EC 2.5.1.20 created 1976
Pathway
Terpenoid backbone biosynthesis
Reference
1
  Authors
Archer, B.L. and Cockbain, E.G.
  Title
Rubber transferase from Hevea brasiliensis latex.
  Journal
Methods Enzymol. 15 (1969) 476-480.
Reference
2  [PMID:16742418]
  Authors
McMullen AI, McSweeney GP.
  Title
The biosynthesis of rubber: Incorporation of isopentenyl pyrophosphate into purified rubber particles by a soluble latex serum enzyme.
  Journal
Biochem. J. 101 (1966) 42-47.
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CAS: 
62213-41-6

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