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Namebiosynthesis of undecaprenyl phosphate (Und-P)
DescriptionUndecaprenyl phosphate (Und-P) is synthesized de novo from farnesyl diphosphate via eight successive additions of isopentenyl diphosphate followed by a final removal of one phosphate. Und-P is used as a carrier for polysaccharide units via a pyrophosphate linkage. Removal of the polysaccharide results in Und-PP, so the phosphatase is also used in the recycling back to Und-P.

Step NameStep NumRequiredEvidence (Method)Evidence Go Terms
source of isopentenyl diphosphate (IPP)IPPYESGenProp0046 (GENPROP): IPP biosynthesis
undecaprenyl-diphosphate phosphohydrolaseUppPYESTIGR00753 (HMM): undecaprenyl-diphosphatase UppP
undecaprenyl-diphosphate synthaseUppSYESTIGR00055 (HMM): di-trans,poly-cis-decaprenylcistransferase