HMM Summary Page: TIGR04146

Functionphosphoglycerol geranylgeranyltransferase
Trusted Cutoff320.00
Domain Trusted Cutoff320.00
Noise Cutoff270.00
Domain Noise Cutoff270.00
Isology Typeequivalog
EC Number2.5.1.41
HMM Length221
AuthorHaft DH
Entry DateMar 30 2011 11:02AM
Last ModifiedMar 30 2011 11:02AM
CommentThis enzyme, known also as GGGP synthase and GGGPS, catalyzes the stereospecific first step in the biosynthesis of the characteristic membrane diether lipids of archaea. Interestingly, the closest homologs outside this family are not the functionally equivalent enzymes of other archaea, but rather functionally distinct bacterial enzymes.