CDP-MEP Synthesis Kit

Product Number: K-2000E


The CDP-MEP Synthesis Kit contains the components necessary for the synthesis of CDP-MEP.

Sample Type: For Enzymatic Synthesis of CDP-MEP
Assay Incubation time: Sixty minutes (CDP-MEP Synthesis Reaction)
Sample Considerations: Yield ≥ 70% CDP-MEP (~ 0.7 mg)
Sample Volume: 1.5 mL (0.7 mg CDP-ME)

Product Background
In the fourth step of the MEP pathway, CDP-ME is converted to 4-diphosphocytidyl-2-C-methyl-D-erythritol-2-phosphate (CDP-MEP) by CDP-ME kinase (IspE) with the concomitant formation of adenosine diphosphate (ADP). The formation of CDP-MEP occurs at a 1:1 ratio with the consumption of ATP. By measuring this decrease in ATP levels the user can infer the amount of CDP-MEP generated. The user can expect 1,600 µL of >600 µM CDP-MEP produced (>60% yield).


Kits & Assays


Isoprenoid, MEP Pathway

Shipping Temp

Dry ice or gel ice depending on destination


-20 °C

Technical Data Sheet

1. Li, Z. and T. D. Sharkey (2012). “Metabolic Profiling of the Methylerythritol Phosphate Pathway Reveals the Source of Post-illumination Isoprene Burst from Leaves.” Plant, Cell & Environment.

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