Accepted name: fatty-acid O-methyltransferase
Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + a fatty acid = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + a fatty acid methyl ester
Other name(s): fatty acid methyltransferase; fatty acid O-methyltransferase
Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:fatty-acid O-methyltransferase
Comments: Oleic acid is the most effective fatty acid acceptor.
1.  Akamatsu, Y. and Law, J.H. The enzymatic synthesis of fatty acid methyl esters by carboxyl group alkylation. J. Biol. Chem. 245 (1970) 709–713. [PMID: 4984625]
[EC created 1972]

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