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Information on EC 2.1.5.1 - sesamin methylene transferase

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IUBMB Comments

This enzyme was characterized from the bacterium Sinomonas sp. No.22. It catalyses a cleavage of a methylene bridge, followed by the transfer of the methylene group to tetrahydrofolate. The enzyme is also active with (+)-episesamin, (–)-asarinin, (+)-sesaminol, (+)-sesamolin, and piperine.

The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Sinomonas sp. No.22

Synonyms
SesA, more

REACTION
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LITERATURE
(+)-demethylpiperitol + tetrahydrofolate = (+)-didemethylpinoresinol + 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate
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(+)-sesamin + tetrahydrofolate = (+)-demethylpiperitol + 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate
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