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Diversity of the biosynthesis of the isoprene units

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Covering: up to August 2002

This review covers the biosynthesis of the starter units of terpenoids, isopentenyl diphosphate (IPP) and dimethylallyl diphosphate (DMAPP) via the nonmevalonate pathway together with a new enzyme involved in the conversion of IPP and DMAPP, i.e. type 2 IPP isomerase. The biosynthesis of terpenoids produced by actinomycetes is also reviewed. 117 references are cited.

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The article was received on 03 Oct 2002 and first published on 17 Jan 2003

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B109860H
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2003,20, 171-183

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    Diversity of the biosynthesis of the isoprene units

    T. Kuzuyama and H. Seto, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2003, 20, 171
    DOI: 10.1039/B109860H

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