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Information on EC 2.1.5.1 - sesamin methylene transferase

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     2 Transferases
         2.1 Transferring one-carbon groups
             2.1.5 Methylenetransferases
                2.1.5.1 sesamin methylene transferase
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.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Sinomonas sp. No.22
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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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