IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 6-hydroxymellein O-methyltransferase

Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + 6-hydroxymellein = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + 6-methoxymellein

Other name(s): 6-hydroxymellein methyltransferase

Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:6-hydroxymellein 6-O-methyltransferase

Comments: 3,4-Dehydro-6-hydroxymellein can also act as acceptor. 6-Methoxymellein is a phytoalexin produced by carrot tissue.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 124149-02-6


1. Kurosaki, F. and Nishi, A. A methyltransferase for synthesis of the phytoalexin 6-methoxymellein in carrot cells. FEBS Lett. 227 (1988) 183-186.

[EC created 1992]

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