Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + dimethyl sulfide = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + trimethylsulfonium
For diagram of reaction click here.
Other name(s): S-adenosyl-L-methionine:thioether S-methyltransferase; thioether methyltransferase
Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:dimethyl-sulfide S-methyltransferase
Comments: Also acts on dimethyl selenide, dimethyl telluride, diethyl sulfide, 1,4-dithiane and many other thioethers.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 114797-02-3
1. Mozier, N.M., McConnell, P. and Hoffman, J.L. S-Adenosyl-L-methionine:thioether S-methyltransferase, a new enzyme in sulfur and selenium metabolism. J. Biol. Chem. 263 (1988) 4527-4531. [PMID: 3350800]