IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: polysaccharide O-methyltransferase

Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + (1→4)-α-D-glucooligosaccharide = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + oligosaccharide containing 6-methyl-D-glucose units

Other name(s): polysaccharide methyltransferase; acylpolysacharide 6-methyltransferase; S-adenosyl-L-methionine:1,4-α-D-glucan 6-O-methyltransferase

Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:(1→4)-α-D-glucan 6-O-methyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37205-56-4


1. Ferguson, J.A. and Ballou, C.E. Biosynthesis of a mycobacterial lipopolysaccharide. Properties of the polysaccharide methyltransferase. J. Biol. Chem. 245 (1970) 4213-4223. [PMID: 5503262]

[EC created 1972]

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