EC - Phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase

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Accepted name:
phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase
Other names:
noradrenalin N-methyltransferase
noradrenaline N-methyltransferase
norepinephrine N-methyltransferase
norepinephrine methyltransferase
phenethanolamine N-methyltransferase
phenethanolamine methyltransferase
Systematic name:
S-adenosyl-L-methionine:phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase



Acts on various phenylethanolamines; converts noradrenaline into adrenaline.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , DIAGRAM , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Protein domains and families: PROSITE:PDOC00844
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0004603
CAS Registry Number: 9037-68-7
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (43) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Axelrod, J.
    Purification and properties of phenylethanolamine-N-methyl transferase.
    J. Biol. Chem. 237: 1657-1660 (1962).
  2. Connett, R.J. and Kirschner, N.
    Purification and properties of bovine phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase.
    J. Biol. Chem. 245: 329-334 (1970). [PMID: 5412063]

[EC created 1972]