EC 2.1.1.295 - 2-methyl-6-phytyl-1,4-hydroquinone methyltransferase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature
EC 2.1.1.295

Names

Accepted name:
2-methyl-6-phytyl-1,4-hydroquinone methyltransferase
Other names:
VTE3 (gene name)
2-methyl-6-solanyl-1,4-hydroquinone methyltransferase
MPBQ/MSBQ methyltransferase
MPBQ/MSBQ MT
S-adenosyl-L-methionine:2-methyl-6-phytyl-1,4-benzoquinol C3-methyltransferase
Systematic name:
S-adenosyl-L-methionine:2-methyl-6-phytyl-1,4-benzoquinol C-3-methyltransferase

Reactions

Comments:

Involved in the biosynthesis of plastoquinol, as well as vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols).

Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0102550
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

References

  1. Shintani, D. K., Cheng, Z., DellaPenna, D.
    The role of 2-methyl-6-phytylbenzoquinone methyltransferase in determining tocopherol composition in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803.
    FEBS Lett. 511 : 1-5 (2002). [PMID: 11821038]
  2. Cheng, Z., Sattler, S., Maeda, H., Sakuragi, Y., Bryant, D. A., DellaPenna, D.
    Highly divergent methyltransferases catalyze a conserved reaction in tocopherol and plastoquinone synthesis in cyanobacteria and photosynthetic eukaryotes.
    Plant Cell 15 : 2343-2356 (2003). [PMID: 14508009]
  3. Van Eenennaam, A. L., Lincoln, K., Durrett, T. P., Valentin, H. E., Shewmaker, C. K., Thorne, G. M., Jiang, J., Baszis, S. R., Levering, C. K., Aasen, E. D., Hao, M., Stein, J. C., Norris, S. R., Last, R. L.
    Engineering vitamin E content: from Arabidopsis mutant to soy oil.
    Plant Cell 15 : 3007-3019 (2003). [PMID: 14630966]

[EC 2.1.1.295 created 2014]