geranyl pyrophosphate


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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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Researchers have illustrated that geraniol can be synthesised by geraniol synthase from geranyl pyrophosphate (GPP) [10,15], then by a dehydrogenase [10,19] or an oxidase [10,17] be converted to geranial.
The transient intermediate (10) undergoes an El elimination to generate a new carbon-carbon double bond and form geranyl pyrophosphate (11) (ref.
Through painstaking biochemical analysis, the researchers discovered that this enzyme converts the substrate geranyl pyrophosphate into linalool, a volatile compound with what Pichersky describes as a "wine-sweet" smell.