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Information on EC 2.5.1.130 - 2-carboxy-1,4-naphthoquinone phytyltransferase

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This enzyme, found in plants and cyanobacteria, catalyses a step in the synthesis of phylloquinone (vitamin K1), an electron carrier associated with photosystem I. The enzyme catalyses the transfer of the phytyl chain synthesized by EC 1.3.1.83, geranylgeranyl diphosphate reductase, to 2-carboxy-1,4-naphthoquinone.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Eukaryota, Bacteria
Synonyms
1,4-dihydroxy-2-naphthoate polyprenyltransferase, 1,4-dioxo-2-naphthoate phytyltransferase; 1,4-diketo-2-naphthoate phytyltransferase, ABC4, MenA, more
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phytyl diphosphate + 2-carboxy-1,4-naphthoquinone = demethylphylloquinone + diphosphate + CO2
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