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EC 2.1.1.117     
Accepted name: (S)-scoulerine 9-O-methyltransferase
Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + (S)-scoulerine = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + (S)-tetrahydrocolumbamine
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Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:(S)-scoulerine 9-O-methyltransferase
Comments: The product of this reaction is a precursor for protoberberine alkaloids in plants
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 96380-65-3
References:
1.  Muemmler, S., Rueffer, M., Nagakura, N., Zenk, M.H. S-Adenosyl-L-methionine:(S)-scoulerine 9-O-methyltransferase, a highly stereo- and regiospecific enzyme in tetrahydroberberine biosynthesis. Plant Cell Reports 4 (1985) 36–39.
[EC 2.1.1.117 created 1999]
 
 


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