Therapeutic Potential of Essential Oils Focusing on Diterpenes
Md. Torequl Islam, Ana Maria Oliveira Ferreira da Mata, Raí Pablo Sousa de Aguiar, Marcia Fernanda Correia Jardim Paz, Marcus Vinícius Oliveira Barros de Alencar, Paulo Michel Pinheiro Ferreira and Ana Amélia de Carvalho Melo-Cavalcante
Version of Record online: 16 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ptr.5652
Dimethayllyl-pyrophosphate (DAPP) is the ultimate product of the pyryvate-glyceraldehyde-3-P and 2-acetyl-Co-A pathways, as it can reversibly turn to isopentenyl-pyrophosphate (IPP) moiety. These two then undergoing a head-tail condensation in the presence of geranyl-pyrophosphate (GPP) synthase form GPP. Upon a step-wise addition of further IPPs, they ultimately form diterpenes.