IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: methylamine—glutamate N-methyltransferase

Reaction: methylamine + L-glutamate = NH3 + N-methyl-L-glutamate

Other name(s): N-methylglutamate synthase; methylamine-glutamate methyltransferase

Systematic name: methylamine:L-glutamate N-methyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9045-32-3


1. Shaw, W.V., Tsai, L. and Stadtman, E.R. The enzymatic synthesis of N-methylglutamic acid. J. Biol. Chem. 241 (1966) 935-945. [PMID: 5905132]

[EC created 1972]

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