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Accepted name: 6-O-methylnorlaudanosoline 5′-O-methyltransferase
Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + 6-O-methylnorlaudanosoline = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + nororientaline
Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:6-O-methylnorlaudanosoline 5′-O-methyltransferase
Comments: Nororientaline is a precursor of the alkaloid papaverine.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 89511-99-9
1.  Rueffer, M., Nagakura, N., Zenk, M.H. A highly specific O-methyltransferase for nororientaline synthesis isolated from Argemone platyceras cell cultures. Planta Med. 49 (1983) 196–198.
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