EC - Umbelliferone 6-dimethylallyltransferase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
umbelliferone 6-dimethylallyltransferase
Other name:
Systematic name:
dimethylallyl diphosphate:umbelliferone 6-dimethylallyltransferase



The enzyme from parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is specific for umbelliferone and dimethylallyl diphosphate. A minor product is osthenol, which is produced by transfer of the dimethylallyl group to C-8 of umbelliferone.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB


  1. Hamerski, D., Schmitt, D., Matern, U.
    Induction of two prenyltransferases for the accumulation of coumarin phytoalexins in elicitor-treated Ammi majus cell suspension cultures.
    Phytochemistry 29 : 1131-1135 (1990). [PMID: 1366425]
  2. Karamat, F., Olry, A., Munakata, R., Koeduka, T., Sugiyama, A., Paris, C., Hehn, A., Bourgaud, F., Yazaki, K.
    A coumarin-specific prenyltransferase catalyzes the crucial biosynthetic reaction for furanocoumarin formation in parsley.
    Plant J. 77 : 627-638 (2014). [PMID: 24354545]

[EC created 2017]