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Accepted name: naringenin 7-O-methyltransferase
Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + (2S)-naringenin = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + (2S)-sakuranetin
For diagram of naringenin methyl ethers biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: (2S)-naringenin = (2S)-5,7,4′-trihydroxyflavan-4-one
(2S)-sakuranetin = (2S)-5,4′-dihydroxy-7-methoxyflavan-4-one
Other name(s): NOMT
Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:(2S)-5,7,4′-trihydroxyflavanone 7-O-methyltransferase
Comments: The enzyme is involved in the biosynthesis of the sakuranetin, an inducible defense mechanism of the plant Oryza sativa (Asian rice) against pathogen attack.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Rakwal, R., Agrawal, G.K., Yonekura, M. and Kodama, O. Naringenin 7-O-methyltransferase involved in the biosynthesis of the flavanone phytoalexin sakuranetin from rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Sci. 155 (2000) 213–221. [DOI] [PMID: 10814825]
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