The Enzyme Database

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Accepted name: flavonoid 4′-O-methyltransferase
Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + a 4′-hydroxyflavanone = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + a 4′-methoxyflavanone
For diagram of naringenin methyl ethers biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: naringenin = 4′,5,7-trihydroxyflavan-4-one
Other name(s): SOMT-2; 4′-hydroxyisoflavone methyltransferase
Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:flavonoid 4′-O-methyltransferase
Comments: The enzyme catalyses the 4′-methylation of naringenin. In vitro it catalyses the 4′-methylation of apigenin, quercetin, daidzein and genistein.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Kim, D.H., Kim, B.G., Lee, Y., Ryu, J.Y., Lim, Y., Hur, H.G. and Ahn, J.H. Regiospecific methylation of naringenin to ponciretin by soybean O-methyltransferase expressed in Escherichia coli. J. Biotechnol. 119 (2005) 155–162. [PMID: 15961179]
[EC created 2011]

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