Farnesyl-diphosphate kinase

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In enzymology, a farnesyl-diphosphate kinase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

ATP + farnesyl diphosphate ADP + farnesyl triphosphate

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are ATP and farnesyl diphosphate, whereas its two products are ADP and farnesyl triphosphate.

This enzyme belongs to the family of transferases, specifically those transferring phosphorus-containing groups (phosphotransferases) with a phosphate group as acceptor. The systematic name of this enzyme class is ATP:farnesyl-diphosphate phosphotransferase. This enzyme is also called farnesyl pyrophosphate kinase.


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  • Shechter I (1974). "Phosphate transfer from trans-farnesyl triphosphate to AMP in Gibberella fujikuroi". Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 362: 233&ndash, 44. PMID 4423368.

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The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is 50936-43-1.

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