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Studies on the nonmevalonate terpene biosynthetic pathway: Metabolic role of IspH (LytB) protein

Rohdich, F., Hecht, S., Gärtner, K., Adam, P., Krieger, C., Amslinger, S., Arigoni, D., Bacher, A. and Eisenreich, W. (2002) Studies on the nonmevalonate terpene biosynthetic pathway: Metabolic role of IspH (LytB) protein. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 99 (3), pp. 1158-1163.

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Isopentenyl diphosphate and dimethylallyl diphosphate serve as the universal precursors for the biosynthesis of terpenes. Although their biosynthesis by means of mevalonate has been studied in detail, a second biosynthetic pathway for their formation by means of 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate has been discovered only recently in plants and certain eubacteria. Earlier in vivo experiments with ...


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Item type:Article
Additional Information (public):Times Cited: 94
Institutions:Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institut für Organische Chemie > Arbeitskreis Dr. Sabine Amslinger
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ISI:000173752500014Web of Science ID
Keywords:biosynthesis of isoprenoids 1-hydroxy-2-methyl-2-(E)-butenyl 4-diphosphate isopentenyl diphosphate dimethylallyl diphosphate Isopentenyl-diphosphate isomerase escherichia-coli isoprenoid biosynthesis 2-c-methyl-d-erythritol 4-phosphate 4-(cytidine 5'-diphospho)-2-c-methyl-d-erythritol 5-phosphate precursor thiamin enzyme gene
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 540 Chemistry & allied sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:No
Item ID:11077
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