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FOLK (gene name)
The enzyme, found in plants and animals, can also use other nucleotide triphosphates as phosphate donor, albeit less efficiently. The plant enzyme can also use geraniol and geranylgeraniol as substrates with lower activity, but not farnesyl phosphate (cf. EC 18.104.22.168, farnesyl phosphate kinase) .
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