IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (iso)eugenol O-methyltransferase

Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + isoeugenol = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + isomethyleugenol

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Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:isoeugenol O-methyltransferase

Comments: Acts on eugenol and chavicol as well as isoeugenol.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 191744-33-9


1. Wang, J. and Pichersky, E. Characterization of S-adenosyl-L-methionine:(iso)eugenol O-methyltransferase involved in floral scent production in Clarkia breweri. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 349 (1998) 153-160 [PMID: 9439593]

2. Gang, D.R., Lavid, N., Zubieta, C., Chen, F., Beuerle, T., Lewinsohn, E., Noel, J.P. and Pichersky, E. Characterization of phenylpropene O-methyltransferases from sweet basil: facile change of substrate specificity and convergent evolution within a plant O-methyltransferase family. Plant Cell 14 (2002) 505-519 [PMID: 11884690]

[EC created 2002]

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