Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + aklanonate = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + methyl aklanonate
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Glossary: methyl aklanonate = methyl [1,4,5-trihydroxy-9,10-dioxo-3-(3-oxopentanoyl)-9,10-dihydroanthracen-2-yl]acetate
aklanonate = [4,5-dihydroxy-9,10-dioxo-3-(3-oxopentanoyl)-9,10-dihydroanthracen-2-yl]acetic acid
Other name(s): DauC; AAMT
Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:aklanonate O-methyltransferase
Comments: The enzyme from the Gram-positive bacterium Streptomyces sp. C5 is involved in the biosynthesis of the anthracycline daunorubicin.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:
1. Dickens, M.L., Ye, J. and Strohl, W.R. Analysis of clustered genes encoding both early and late steps in daunomycin biosynthesis by Streptomyces sp. strain C5. J. Bacteriol. 177 (1995) 536-543. [PMID: 7836284]