IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: mitomycin 6-O-methyltransferase

Reaction: (1) S-adenosyl-L-methionine + 6-demethylmitomycin A = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + mitomycin A
(2) S-adenosyl-L-methionine + 6-demethylmitomycin B = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + mitomycin B

Glossary: mitomycin A = [(1aS,8S,8aR,8bS)-5-methyl-6,8a-dimethoxy-4,7-dioxo-1,1a,2,4,7,8,8a,8b-octahydroazirino[2',3':3,4]pyrrolo[1,2-a]indol-8-yl]methyl carbamate
mitomycin B = [(1aS,8S,8aR,8bS)-8a-hydroxy-5-methyl-6-methoxy-4,7-dioxo-1,1a,2,4,7,8,8a,8b-octahydroazirino[2',3':3,4]pyrrolo[1,2-a]indol-8-yl]methyl carbamate

Other name(s): MmcR; mitomycin 7-O-methyltransferase (incorrect); S-adenosyl-L-methionine:7-demethylmitomycin-A 7-O-methyltransferase (incorrect)

Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:6-demethylmitomycin-A 6-O-methyltransferase

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from the bacterium Streptomyces lavendulae, is involved in the biosynthesis of the quinone-containing antibiotics mitomycin A and mitomycin B.

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1. Gruschow, S., Chang, L.C., Mao, Y. and Sherman, D.H. Hydroxyquinone O-methylation in mitomycin biosynthesis. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129 (2007) 6470-6476. [PMID: 17461583]

2. Singh, S., Chang, A., Goff, R.D., Bingman, C.A., Gruschow, S., Sherman, D.H., Phillips, G.N., Jr. and Thorson, J.S. Structural characterization of the mitomycin 7-O-methyltransferase. Proteins 79 (2011) 2181-2188. [PMID: 21538548]

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