Geranylgeraniol

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Geranylgeraniol
Geranylgeraniol.svg
Names
IUPAC name
(2E,6E,10E)-3,7,11,15-Tetramethylhexadeca-2,6,10,14-tetraen-1-ol
Other names
Tetraprenol
Identifiers
3D model (Jmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
Properties
C20H34O
Molar mass 290.49 g·mol−1
Appearance Clear liquid
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Geranylgeraniol is a diterpene alcohol which plays a role in several important biological processes. It is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of other diterpenes and of vitamins E and K.[1] It also used in the post-translational modification known as geranylgeranylation. Geranylgeraniol is a pheromone for bumblebees and a variety of other insects.[2]

Geranylgeraniol is a potent inhibitor of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in vitro.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fatty alcohols, cyberlipid.org
  2. ^ Semiochemical - geranylgeraniol, pherobase.com
  3. ^ Vik, A; James, A; Gundersen, LL (2007). "Screening of terpenes and derivatives for antimycobacterial activity; identification of geranylgeraniol and geranylgeranyl acetate as potent inhibitors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in vitro". Planta Medica. 73 (13): 1410–2. doi:10.1055/s-2007-990238. PMID 17924309.