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ggps1

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Official Full Name
geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase 1
Background
This gene is a member of the prenyltransferase family and encodes a protein with geranylgeranyl diphosphate (GGPP) synthase activity. The enzyme catalyzes the synthesis of GGPP from farnesyl diphosphate and isopentenyl diphosphate. GGPP is an important molecule responsible for the C20-prenylation of proteins and for the regulation of a nuclear hormone receptor. Alternate transcriptional splice variants, both protein-coding and non-protein-coding, have been found for this gene.
Synonyms
GGPS1; geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase 1; geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate synthase; GGPPS1; GGPPSase; GGPP synthase; geranyltranstransferase; farnesyltranstransferase; dimethylallyltranstransferase; farnesyl diphosphate synthase; (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosp; (2E,6E)-farnesyl diphosphate synthase; GGPPS; GGPPS, GGPPS1; qm; fb05f09; zgc:56514; wu:fb05f09; zgc:101591