_EC 2.1.1.161 Dimethylglycine N-methyltransferase. 0 PDB entries  
EC 2.-.-.- Transferases. [19,212 PDB entries]
EC 2.1.-.- Transferring one-carbon groups. [1,793 PDB entries]
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EC 2.1.1.161 Dimethylglycine N-methyltransferase. [-]    

Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + N,N-dimethylglycine = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + betaine.
 


S-adenosyl-L-methionine
+
N,N-dimethylglycine
=
S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine
+
betaine
Molecule diagrams generated from .mol files obtained from the KEGG ftp site.

Other name(s): Dmt.
Comments: This enzyme, from the marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. strain WH8102, differs from Ec 2.1.1.157 in that it cannot use sarcosine as an alternative substrate. Betaine is a 'compatible solute' that enables cyanobacteria to cope with osmotic stress by maintaining a positive cellular turgor.
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There are no PDB entries in enzyme class E.C.2.1.1.161