Accepted name: all-trans-decaprenyl-diphosphate synthase
Reaction: (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate + 7 isopentenyl diphosphate = 7 diphosphate + all-trans-decaprenyl diphosphate
Other name(s): decaprenyl-diphosphate synthase; decaprenyl pyrophosphate synthetase; polyprenylpyrophosphate synthetase; terpenoidallyltransferase; terpenyl pyrophosphate synthetase; trans-prenyltransferase
Systematic name: (2E,6E)-farnesyl-diphosphate:isopentenyl-diphosphate farnesyltranstransferase (adding 7 isopentenyl units)
Comments: This enzyme catalyses the condensation reactions resulting in the formation of all-trans-decaprenyl diphosphate, the isoprenoid side chain of ubiquinone-10 and menaquinone-10. The enzyme adds seven isopentenyl diphosphate molecules sequentially to farnesyl diphosphate with trans stereochemistry.
1.  Saiki, R., Nagata, A., Kainou, T., Matsuda, H. and Kawamukai, M. Characterization of solanesyl and decaprenyl diphosphate synthases in mice and humans. FEBS J. 272 (2005) 5606–5622. [PMID: 16262699]
[EC created 2010]