Molecular cloning, expression, and characterization of the genes encoding the two essential protein components of Micrococcus luteus B-P 26 hexaprenyl diphosphate synthase

J Bacteriol. 1998 Mar;180(6):1578-81. doi: 10.1128/JB.180.6.1578-1581.1998.


The structural genes encoding the two essential components A and B of hexaprenyl diphosphate synthase, which produce the precursor of the prenyl side chain of menaquinone-6, were cloned from Micrococcus luteus B-P 26.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Alkyl and Aryl Transferases / genetics*
  • Alkyl and Aryl Transferases / metabolism*
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • DNA, Bacterial / analysis
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Micrococcus luteus / enzymology*
  • Micrococcus luteus / genetics*
  • Micrococcus luteus / metabolism
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Plasmids
  • Sequence Alignment
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Alkyl and Aryl Transferases
  • trans-pentaprenyltranstransferase

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AB003187
  • GENBANK/AB003188