PNMT -->
phenylethanolamine n-methyltransferase
medical dictionary

<enzyme>

<cell biology> A methyltransferase that catalyses the reaction of s-adenosyl-l-methionine and phenylethanolamine to yield s-adenosyl-l-homocysteine and n-methylphenylethanolamine. It can act on various phenylethanolamines and converts norepinephrine into epinephrine.

Chemical name: S-Adenosyl-L-methionine:phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase

Registry number: EC 2.1.1.28

(12 Dec 1998)