Reaction: N-methyl-L-glutamate + acceptor + H2O = L-glutamate + formaldehyde + reduced acceptor
Other name(s): N-methylglutamate dehydrogenase; N-methyl-L-glutamate:(acceptor) oxidoreductase (demethylating)
Systematic name: N-methyl-L-glutamate:acceptor oxidoreductase (demethylating)
Comments: A number of N-methyl-substituted amino acids can act as donor; 2,6-dichloroindophenol is the best acceptor.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37217-26-8
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