IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: fatty-acid O-methyltransferase

Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + a fatty acid = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + a fatty acid methyl ester

Other name(s): fatty acid methyltransferase; fatty acid O-methyltransferase

Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:fatty-acid O-methyltransferase

Comments: Oleic acid is the most effective fatty acid acceptor.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37256-89-6


1. Akamatsu, Y. and Law, J.H. The enzymatic synthesis of fatty acid methyl esters by carboxyl group alkylation. J. Biol. Chem. 245 (1970) 709-713. [PMID: 4984625]

[EC created 1972]

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