Reaction: 5-methyltetrahydropteroyltri-L-glutamate + L-homocysteine = tetrahydropteroyltri-L-glutamate + L-methionine
Other name(s): tetrahydropteroyltriglutamate methyltransferase; homocysteine methylase; methyltransferase, tetrahydropteroylglutamate-homocysteine transmethylase; methyltetrahydropteroylpolyglutamate:homocysteine methyltransferase; cobalamin-independent methionine synthase; methionine synthase (cobalamin-independent); MetE
Systematic name: 5-methyltetrahydropteroyltri-L-glutamate:L-homocysteine S-methyltransferase
Comments: Requires phosphate and contains zinc. The enzyme from Escherichia coli also requires a reducing system. Unlike EC 188.8.131.52, methionine synthase, this enzyme does not contain cobalamin.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9068-29-5
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