Reaction: poly-cis-polyprenyl diphosphate + isopentenyl diphosphate = diphosphate + a poly-cis-polyprenyl diphosphate longer by one C5 unit
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Other name(s): rubber allyltransferase; rubber transferase; isopentenyl pyrophosphate cis-1,4-polyisoprenyl transferase; cis-prenyl transferase; rubber polymerase; rubber prenyltransferase
Systematic name: poly-cis-polyprenyl-diphosphate:isopentenyl-diphosphate polyprenylcistransferase
Comments: Rubber particles act as acceptor.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 62213-41-6
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