Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + ()-5'-demethylyatein = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + (-)-yatein
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Glossary: ()-5'-demethylyatein = (3R,4R)-4-(2,3-benzodioxol-5-ylmethyl)-3-(3-hydroxy-4,5-dimethoxybenzyl)dihydrofuran-2(3H)-one
()-yatein = (3R,4R)-4-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-ylmethyl)-3-(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzyl)dihydrofuran-2(3H)-one
Other name(s): OMT1 (gene name)
Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:()-5'-demethylyatein 5'-O-methyltransferase
Comments: The enzyme, characterized from the plant Sinopodophyllum hexandrum, is involved in the biosynthetic pathway of podophyllotoxin, a non-alkaloid toxin lignan whose derivatives are important anticancer drugs.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:
1. Lau, W. and Sattely, E.S. Six enzymes from mayapple that complete the biosynthetic pathway to the etoposide aglycone. Science 349 (2015) 1224-1228. [PMID: 26359402]