Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + a fatty acid = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + a fatty acid methyl ester
Other name(s): fatty acid methyltransferase; fatty acid O-methyltransferase
Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:fatty-acid O-methyltransferase
Comments: Oleic acid is the most effective fatty acid acceptor.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37256-89-6
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