<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 188.8.131.52
(12 Dec 1998)
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