EC - Phosphatidylethanolamine N-methyltransferase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
phosphatidylethanolamine N-methyltransferase
Other names:
lipid methyl transferase
phosphatidylethanolamine methyltransferase
phosphatidylethanolamine-S-adenosylmethionine methyltransferase
Systematic name:
S-adenosyl-L-methionine:phosphatidylethanolamine N-methyltransferase


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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ERGO , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0004608
CAS Registry Number: 37256-91-0
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (72) [show] [UniProt]


  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 : 1718-1721 (1978). [PMID: 25437]
  2. Morgan, T.E.
    Isolation and characterization of lipid N-methyltransferase from dog lung.
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta 178 : 21-34 (1969). [PMID: 5773456]
  3. 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 : 3886-3891 (1979). [PMID: 438165]

[EC created 1972]