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Accepted name: protein geranylgeranyltransferase type I
Reaction: geranylgeranyl diphosphate + protein-cysteine = S-geranylgeranyl-protein + diphosphate
Other name(s): GGTase-I; GGTaseI
Systematic name: geranylgeranyl-diphosphate:protein-cysteine geranyltransferase
Comments: This enzyme, along with protein farnesyltransferase (EC and protein geranylgeranyltransferase type II (EC, constitutes the protein prenyltransferase family of enzymes. Catalyses the formation of a thioether linkage between the C-1 atom of the geranylgeranyl group and a cysteine residue fourth from the C-terminus of the protein. These protein acceptors have the C-terminal sequence CA1A2X, where the terminal residue, X, is preferably leucine; serine, methionine, alanine or glutamine makes the protein a substrate for EC The enzymes are relaxed in specificity for A1, but cannot act if A2 is aromatic. Known targets of this enzyme include most γ-subunits of heterotrimeric G proteins and Ras-related GTPases such as members of the Ras and Rac/Rho families. A zinc metalloenzyme. The Zn2+ is required for peptide, but not for isoprenoid, substrate binding.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 135371-29-8
1.  Casey, P.J. and Seabra, M.C. Protein prenyltransferases. J. Biol. Chem. 271 (1996) 5289–5292. [PMID: 8621375]
2.  Zhang, F.L. and Casey, P.J. Influence of metal ions on substrate binding and catalytic activity of mammalian protein geranylgeranyltransferase type-I. Biochem. J. 320 (1996) 925–932. [PMID: 9003382]
3.  Gibbs, R.A. Prenyl transfer and the enzymes of terpenoid and steroid biosynthesis. In: Sinnott, M. (Ed.), Comprehensive Biological Catalysis. A Mechanistic Reference, vol. 1, Academic Press, San Diego, CA, 1998, pp. 31–118.
[EC created 2003]

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