IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: phenol O-methyltransferase

Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + phenol = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + anisole

Other name(s): PMT

Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:phenol O-methyltransferase

Comments: Acts on a wide variety of simple alkyl-, methoxy- and halo-phenols.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37256-94-3


1. Axelrod, J. and Daly, J. Phenol-O-methyltransferase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 159 (1968) 472-478. [PMID: 5657870]

[EC created 1972]

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