ENZYME entry: EC 2.1.1.161

Accepted Name
Dimethylglycine N-methyltransferase.
Alternative Name(s)
DMT.
Reaction catalysed
S-adenosyl-L-methionine + N,N-dimethylglycine <=> S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + betaine
Comment(s)
  • 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.
Cross-references
BRENDA2.1.1.161
EC2PDB2.1.1.161
ExplorEnz2.1.1.161
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles2.1.1.161
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature2.1.1.161
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature2.1.1.161
IntEnz2.1.1.161
MEDLINEFind literature relating to 2.1.1.161
MetaCyc2.1.1.161
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
Q7U4Z9, SDMT_SYNPX

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