geranyl pyrophosphate

(redirected from Geranylpyrophosphate)

ger·a·nyl py·ro·phos·phate

(jer'a-nil pī'rō-fos'fāt),
A key intermediate in the biosynthesis of sterols, dolichols, ubiquinone, and prenylated proteins.
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The first event in the pentyl cannabinoid biosynthesis is the production of cannabigerol (CBG), produced by condensation of a phenol-derived olivetolic acid and a terpene-based geranylpyrophosphate catalysed by the enzyme geranylpyrophosphate:olivetolate geranyltransferase (Fellermeier & Zenk, 1998).