Definitions for geranyltranstransferase

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word geranyltranstransferase

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Geranyltranstransferase

    In enzymology, a geranyltranstransferase is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are geranyl diphosphate and isopentenyl diphosphate, whereas its two products are diphosphate and trans,trans-farnesyl diphosphate. This enzyme belongs to the family of transferases, specifically those transferring aryl or alkyl groups other than methyl groups. The systematic name of this enzyme class is geranyl-diphosphate:isopentenyl-diphosphate geranyltranstransferase. Other names in common use include farnesyl-diphosphate synthase, geranyl transferase I, prenyltransferase, farnesyl pyrophosphate synthetase, and farnesylpyrophosphate synthetase. This enzyme participates in biosynthesis of steroids and terpenoid biosynthesis.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Geranyltranstransferase

    An enzyme involved in the MEVALONATE pathway, it catalyses the synthesis of farnesyl diphosphate from isopentenyl diphosphate and dimethylallyl diphosphate.


Find a translation for the geranyltranstransferase definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these geranyltranstransferase definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"geranyltranstransferase." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 19 Apr. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for geranyltranstransferase? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for geranyltranstransferase:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.