IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: thioether S-methyltransferase

Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + dimethyl sulfide = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + trimethylsulfonium

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): S-adenosyl-L-methionine:thioether S-methyltransferase; thioether methyltransferase

Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:dimethyl-sulfide S-methyltransferase

Comments: Also acts on dimethyl selenide, dimethyl telluride, diethyl sulfide, 1,4-dithiane and many other thioethers.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 114797-02-3


1. Mozier, N.M., McConnell, P. and Hoffman, J.L. S-Adenosyl-L-methionine:thioether S-methyltransferase, a new enzyme in sulfur and selenium metabolism. J. Biol. Chem. 263 (1988) 4527-4531. [PMID: 3350800]

[EC created 1990]

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