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Protein Prenylation

A post-translational modification of proteins by the attachment of an isoprenoid to the C-terminal cysteine residue. The isoprenoids used, farnesyl diphosphate or geranylgeranyl diphosphate, are derived from the same biochemical pathway that produces cholesterol.

Year introduced: 2008(1993)

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Tree Number(s): G02.111.660.871.790.600.400, G02.111.672.500, G02.111.691.600.400, G03.734.871.790.600.400, G03.804.500, G05.308.670.600.400

MeSH Unique ID: D017368

Entry Terms:

  • Prenylation, Protein
  • Protein Polyisoprenylation
  • Polyisoprenylation, Protein
  • Protein Isoprenylation
  • Post-Translational Isoprenylation
  • Protein Farnesylation
  • Farnesylation, Protein
  • Protein Geranylgeranylation
  • Geranylgeranylation, Protein

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