Accepted name: phosphatidyl-N-methylethanolamine N-methyltransferase
Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + phosphatidyl-N-methylethanolamine = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + phosphatidyl-N-dimethylethanolamine
Other name(s): phosphatidylmonomethylethanolamine methyltransferase; methyltransferase II; phospholipid methyltransferase; PLMT; phosphatidyl-N-methylethanolamine methyltransferase; phosphatidyl-N-monomethylethanolamine methyltransferase; phosphatidylethanolamine methyltransferase I; phosphatidylmonomethylethanolamine methyltransferase
Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:phosphatidyl-N-methylethanolamine N-methyltransferase
Comments: The enzyme also catalyses the transfer of a further methyl group, producing phosphatidylcholine.
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.  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 1984]