EC 2.5.1.20     
Accepted name: rubber cis-polyprenylcistransferase
Reaction: polycis-polyprenyl diphosphate + isopentenyl diphosphate = diphosphate + a polycis-polyprenyl diphosphate longer by one C5 unit
Other name(s): rubber allyltransferase; rubber transferase; isopentenyl pyrophosphate cis-1,4-polyisoprenyl transferase; cis-prenyl transferase; rubber polymerase; rubber prenyltransferase
Systematic name: polycis-polyprenyl-diphosphate:isopentenyl-diphosphate polyprenylcistransferase
Comments: Rubber particles act as acceptor.
References:
1.  Archer, B.L. and Cockbain, E.G. Rubber transferase from Hevea brasiliensis latex. Methods Enzymol. 15 (1969) 476–480.
2.  McMullen, A.I. and McSweeney, G.P. The biosynthesis of rubber. Incorporation of isopentenyl pyrophosphate into purified rubber particles by a soluble latex-serum enzyme. Biochem. J. 101 (1966) 42–47. [PMID: 16742418]
[EC 2.5.1.20 created 1976]
 
 


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