Accepted name: phosphatidylethanolamine N-methyltransferase
Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + phosphatidylethanolamine = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + phosphatidyl-N-methylethanolamine
Other name(s): PEMT; LMTase; lipid methyl transferase; phosphatidylethanolamine methyltransferase; phosphatidylethanolamine-N-methylase; phosphatidylethanolamine-S-adenosylmethionine methyltransferase
Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:phosphatidylethanolamine N-methyltransferase
1.  Hirata, F., Viveros, O.H., Diliberto, E.J., Jr. and Axelrod, J. Identification and properties of two methyltransferases in conversion of phosphatidylethanolamine to phosphatidylcholine. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 75 (1978) 1718–1721. [PMID: 25437]
2.  Morgan, T.E. Isolation and characterization of lipid N-methyltransferase from dog lung. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 178 (1969) 21–34. [PMID: 5773456]
3.  Schneider, W.J. and Vance, D.E. Conversion of phosphatidylethanolamine to phosphatidylcholine in rat liver. Partial purification and characterization of the enzymatic activities. J. Biol. Chem. 254 (1979) 3886–3891. [PMID: 438165]
[EC created 1972]

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