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Geranyl pyrophosphate
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Identifiers
CAS number 763-10-0
PubChem 445995
MeSH Geranyl+pyrophosphate
SMILES
Properties
Molecular formula C10H20O7P2
Molar mass 314.209
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Geranyl pyrophosphate is an intermediate in the HMG-CoA reductase pathway used by organisms in the biosynthesis of farnesyl pyrophosphate, geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate, cholesterol, terpenes and terpenoids.

It is a prenyltransferase.[1]

Simplified version of the steroid synthesis pathway with the intermediates isopentenyl pyrophosphate (IPP), dimethylallyl pyrophosphate (DMAPP), geranyl pyrophosphate (GPP) and squalene shown. Some intermediates are omitted.

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