, a sterigmatocystin 8-O-methyltransferase
is an enzyme
the chemical reaction
- S-adenosyl-L-methionine + sterigmatocystin S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + 8-O-methylsterigmatocystin
Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are S-adenosyl methionine and sterigmatocystin, whereas its two products are S-adenosylhomocysteine and 8-O-methylsterigmatocystin.
This enzyme belongs to the family of transferases, specifically those transferring one-carbon group methyltransferases. The systematic name of this enzyme class is S-adenosyl-L-methionine:sterigmatocystin 8-O-methyltransferase. Other names in common use include sterigmatocystin methyltransferase, O-methyltransferase II, sterigmatocystin 7-O-methyltransferase (incorrect), S-adenosyl-L-methionine:sterigmatocystin 7-O-methyltransferase, and (incorrect).
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- Yabe K, Ando Y, Hashimoto J, Hamasaki T "Two distinct O-methyltransferases in aflatoxin biosynthesis". Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 55 2172–7.
- The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is .
Gene Ontology (GO) codes