IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 8-amino-8-demethylriboflavin N,N-dimethyltransferase

Reaction: 2 S-adenosyl-L-methionine + 8-amino-8-demethylriboflavin = 2 S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + roseoflavin (overall reaction)
(1a) S-adenosyl-L-methionine + 8-amino-8-demethylriboflavin = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + 8-demethyl-8-(methylamino)riboflavin
(1b) S-adenosyl-L-methionine + 8-demethyl-8-(methylamino)riboflavin = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + roseoflavin

Glossary: roseoflavin = 8-demethyl-8-(dimethylamino)riboflavin

Other name(s): rosA (gene name)

Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:8-amino-8-demethylriboflavin N,N-dimethyltransferase

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from the soil bacterium Streptomyces davawensis, catalyses the last two steps in the biosynthesis of the antibiotic roseoflavin.

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1. Jankowitsch, F., Kuhm, C., Kellner, R., Kalinowski, J., Pelzer, S., Macheroux, P. and Mack, M. A novel N,N-8-amino-8-demethyl-D-riboflavin dimethyltransferase (RosA) catalyzing the two terminal steps of roseoflavin biosynthesis in Streptomyces davawensis. J. Biol. Chem. 286 (2011) 38275-38285. [PMID: 21911488]

2. Tongsook, C., Uhl, M.K., Jankowitsch, F., Mack, M., Gruber, K. and Macheroux, P. Structural and kinetic studies on RosA, the enzyme catalysing the methylation of 8-demethyl-8-amino-D-riboflavin to the antibiotic roseoflavin. FEBS J. 283 (2016) 1531-1549. [PMID: 26913589]

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