EC - Geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase

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Accepted name:
geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase
Other names:
geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate synthase
geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate synthetase
geranylgeranyl-PP synthetase
geranylgeranyl-diphosphate synthase
farnesyltranstransferase [obsolete]
Systematic name:
(2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate:isopentenyl-diphosphate farnesyltranstransferase



Some forms of this enzyme will also use geranyl diphosphate and dimethylallyl diphosphate as donors; it will not use larger prenyl diphosphates as efficient donors.

Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , DIAGRAM , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Protein domains and families: PROSITE:PDOC00407
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0004311
CAS Registry Number: 9032-58-0
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (48) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Sagami, H., Ishi, K. and Ogura, K.
    Occurrence and unusual properties of geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate synthetase of pig liver.
    Biochem. Int. 3: 669-675 (1981).

[EC created 1984, modifed 2011]