This enzyme, found in bacteria and plants, acts on three different substrates. It is involved in the S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM, AdoMet) cycle, which recycles S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine back to SAM, and in salvage pathways for 5'-deoxyadenosine and S-methyl-5'-thioadenosine, which are produced from SAM during the action of many enzymes. cf. the plant enzyme EC 126.96.36.199, methylthioadenosine nucleosidase.
EC 188.8.131.52 created 1972, modified 2004, modified 2020