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Entry
EC 2.1.1.15                 Enzyme                                 

Name
fatty-acid O-methyltransferase;
fatty acid methyltransferase;
fatty acid O-methyltransferase
Class
Transferases;
Transferring one-carbon groups;
Methyltransferases
BRITE hierarchy
Sysname
S-adenosyl-L-methionine:fatty-acid O-methyltransferase
Reaction(IUBMB)
S-adenosyl-L-methionine + a fatty acid = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + a fatty acid methyl ester [RN:R01349]
Reaction(KEGG)
Substrate
S-adenosyl-L-methionine [CPD:C00019];
fatty acid [CPD:C00162]
Product
S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine [CPD:C00021];
fatty acid methyl ester [CPD:C03395]
Comment
Oleic acid is the most effective fatty acid acceptor.
History
EC 2.1.1.15 created 1972
Reference
1  [PMID:4984625]
  Authors
Akamatsu Y, Law JH.
  Title
The enzymatic synthesis of fatty acid methyl esters by carboxyl group alkylation.
  Journal
J. Biol. Chem. 245 (1970) 709-13.
  Organism
Mycobacterium phlei
Other DBs
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CAS: 
37256-89-6

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