ATP + isopentenyl phosphate = ADP + isopentenyl diphosphate
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ATP:isopentenyl phosphate phosphotransferase
The enzyme is involved in the mevalonate pathway in Archaea . The activity has also been identified in the plant Mentha piperita (peppermint) . It is strictly specific for ATP but can use other phosphate acceptors such as dimethylallyl phosphate, geranyl phosphate, or fosfomycin.
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