Exploration of GGTase-I substrate requirements. Part 1: Synthesis and biochemical evaluation of novel aryl-modified geranylgeranyl diphosphate analogs Academic Article uri icon


  • Protein geranylgeranylation is a type of post-translational modification that aids in the localization of proteins to the plasma member where they elicit cellular signals. To better understand the isoprenoid requirements of GGTase-I, a series of aryl-modified geranylgeranyl diphosphate analogs were synthesized and screened against mammalian GGTase-I. Of our seven-member library of compounds, six analogs proved to be substrates of GGTase-I, with 6d having a krel=1.93 when compared to GGPP (krel=1.0).

author list (cited authors)

  • Temple, K. J., Wright, E. N., Fierke, C. A., & Gibbs, R. A.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • August 2016