Digeranylgeranylglyceryl phosphate synthase (IPR023547)

Short name: DGGGP_synth

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships


Digeranylgeranylglyceryl phosphate (DGGGP) synthase is a prenyltransferase involved in the synthesis of archaeal membrane ether-linked lipids [PMID: 15356000]. This enzyme catalyses the transfer of a geranylgeranyl group from geranylgeranyl diphosphate to (geranylgeranylglyceryl phosphate. DGGGP synthase has been found in almost all sequenced archaeal genomes, indicating its importance in membrane biosynthesis.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0008654 phospholipid biosynthetic process

Molecular Function

GO:0047295 geranylgeranylglycerol-phosphate geranylgeranyltransferase activity
GO:0000287 magnesium ion binding

Cellular Component

GO:0005886 plasma membrane

Contributing signatures

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