Geranyl pyrophosphate

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Geranyl pyrophosphate
Skeletal formula
Ball-and-stick model
CAS number 763-10-0 N
PubChem 445995
ChemSpider 393471 YesY
DrugBank DB02552
MeSH Geranyl+pyrophosphate
ChEBI CHEBI:17211 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C10H20O7P2
Molar mass 314.209
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Geranyl pyrophosphate (GPP), also known as geranyl diphosphate (GDP), is an intermediate in the HMG-CoA reductase pathway used by organisms in the biosynthesis of farnesyl pyrophosphate, geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate, cholesterol, terpenes and terpenoids.

Isopentenyl pyrophosphate (IPP) and dimethylallyl pyrophosphate (DMAPP) are condensed by geranyl pyrophosphate synthase (dimethylallyltranstransferase) to produce geranyl pyrophosphate (GPP) and pyrophosphate. The carbon skeletons of DMAPP and IPP have been colored to indicate their location in GPP.

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