This view shows enzymes only for those organisms listed below, in the list of taxa known to possess the pathway. If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.
Synonyms: GPP biosynthesis
|Superclasses:||Biosynthesis → Cofactors, Prosthetic Groups, Electron Carriers Biosynthesis → Polyprenyl Biosynthesis|
Some taxa known to possess this pathway include : Arabidopsis thaliana col, Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655, Hevea brasiliensis, Mentha x piperita, Methanothermobacter marburgensis Marburg, Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Geranyl diphosphate (geranyl pyrophosphate, GPP) is the universal precursor of several classes of compounds, including the monoterpenes, a diverse group of compounds crucial for numerous biological roles. In plants monoterpenes are involved in defence against herbivores and pathogens, allelopathic interactions and pollination.
Monoterpenes are also amongst the most important constituents of flavorings and fragrances for human consumption and can serve as therapeutic agents in human medicine (for review see [Bouvier00]). GPP is produced by geranyl pyrophosphate synthases which catalyze the condensation of isopentenyl diphosphate (isopentenyl pyrophosphate, IPP) with dimethylallyl diphosphate (DMAPP) following a head-to-tail mechanism.
In plants GPP is synthesized in plastids; IPP and DMAPP originate from the methylerythritol phosphate pathway I.
Unification Links: AraCyc:PWY-5122
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