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ENZYME entry: EC 2.1.1.295

Accepted Name
2-methyl-6-phytyl-1,4-hydroquinone methyltransferase.
Alternative Name(s)
2-methyl-6-solanyl-1,4-hydroquinone methyltransferase.
MPBQ/MSBQ methyltransferase.
Reaction catalysed
  • 2-methyl-6-phytyl-1,4-benzene-1,4-diol + S-adenosyl-L-methionine <=> 2,3-dimethyl-6-phytylbenzene-1,4-diol + H(+) + S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine
  • 2-methyl-6-all-trans-nonaprenylbenzene-1,4-diol + S-adenosyl-L-methionine <=> H(+) + plastoquinol-9 + S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine
  • 6-geranylgeranyl-2-methylbenzene-1,4-diol + S-adenosyl-L-methionine <=> 6-geranylgeranyl-2,3-dimethylbenzene-1,4-diol + H(+) + S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine
Comment(s)
Involved in the biosynthesis of plastoquinol, as well as vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols).
Cross-references
BRENDA2.1.1.295
EC2PDB2.1.1.295
ExplorEnz2.1.1.295
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles2.1.1.295
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature2.1.1.295
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature2.1.1.295
IntEnz2.1.1.295
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MetaCyc2.1.1.295
Rhea expert-curated reactions2.1.1.295
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
Q6ZLD3, BQMT1_ORYSJ;  Q2QM69, BQMT2_ORYSJ;  Q9LY74, BQMT_ARATH;  
P74388, BQMT_SYNY3;  P23525, IN37_SPIOL;  

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