The deoxyxylulose phosphate pathway of terpenoid biosynthesis in plants and microorganisms

Chem Biol. 1998 Sep;5(9):R221-33. doi: 10.1016/s1074-5521(98)90002-3.

Abstract

Recent studies have uncovered the existence of an alternative, non-mevalonate pathway for the formation of isopentenyl pyrophosphate and dimethylallyl pyrophosphate, the two building blocks of terpene biosynthesis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / metabolism*
  • Models, Chemical*
  • Pentosephosphates / metabolism*
  • Plants / metabolism*
  • Terpenes / metabolism*
  • Transferases / metabolism

Substances

  • 1-deoxylulose 5-phosphate
  • Pentosephosphates
  • Terpenes
  • Transferases
  • deoxyxylulose-5-phosphate synthase