IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: licodione 2'-O-methyltransferase

Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + licodione = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + 2'-O-methyllicodione

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Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:licodione 2'-O-methyltransferase

Comments: As well as licodione [1-(2,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1,3-propanedione], the 2"-hydroxy-derivative and isoliquiritigenin can act as acceptors, but more slowly.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 77000-07-8


1. Ayabe, S.-I., Yoshikawa, T., Kobayashi, M. and Furuya, T. Biosynthesis of retrochalcone, echinatin: involvement of O-methyltransferase to licodione. Phytochemistry 19 (1980) 2331-2336.

[EC created 1983]

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