IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: pyridine N-methyltransferase

Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + pyridine = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + N-methylpyridinium

Other name(s): pyridine methyltransferase

Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:pyridine N-methyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 104327-10-8


1. Damani, L.A., Shaker, M.S., Crooks, P.A., Godin, C.S. and Nwosu, C. N-Methylation and quaternization of pyridine in vitro by rabbit lung, liver and kidney N-methyltransferases: an S-adenosyl-L-methionine-dependent reaction. Xenobiotica 16 (1986) 645-650. [PMID: 3751119]

[EC created 1989]

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