Reaction: L-methionine + thioredoxin disulfide + H2O = L-methionine (S)-S-oxide + thioredoxin
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Other name(s): fSMsr; methyl sulfoxide reductase I and II; acetylmethionine sulfoxide reductase; methionine sulfoxide reductase; L-methionine:oxidized-thioredoxin S-oxidoreductase; methionine-S-oxide reductase; free-methionine (S)-S-oxide reductase
Systematic name: L-methionine:thioredoxin-disulfide S-oxidoreductase
Comments: Requires NADPH . The reaction occurs in the opposite direction to that given above. Dithiothreitol can replace reduced thioredoxin. L-Methionine (R)-S-oxide is not a substrate [see EC 188.8.131.52, L-methionine (R)-S-oxide reductase].
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