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Accepted name: 10-hydroxydihydrosanguinarine 10-O-methyltransferase
Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + 10-hydroxydihydrosanguinarine = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + dihydrochelirubine
For diagram of chelirubine, macarpine and sanguinarine biosynthesis, click here
Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:10-hydroxydihydrosanguinarine 10-O-methyltransferase
Comments: This reaction is part of the pathway for synthesis of benzophenanthridine alkaloids in plants.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 144388-39-6
1.  De-Eknamkul, W., Tanahashi, T. and Zenk, M.H. Enzymic 10-hydroxylation and 10-O-methylation of dihydrosanguinarine in dihydrochelirubine formation by Eschscholtzia. Phytochemistry 31 (1992) 2713–2717.
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