MetaCyc Reaction:

Superclasses: Reactions Classified By Conversion TypeSimple ReactionsChemical Reactions
Reactions Classified By SubstrateSmall-Molecule Reactions

EC Number:

The direction shown, i.e. which substrates are on the left and right sides, is in accordance with the direction in which it was curated.

Mass balance status: Balanced.

Enzyme Commission Primary Name: fatty-acid O-methyltransferase

Enzyme Commission Synonyms: fatty acid methyltransferase, fatty acid O-methyltransferase

Taxonomic Range: Bacteria

Standard Gibbs Free Energy (ΔrG in kcal/mol): -35.519257Inferred by computational analysis [Latendresse13]

Enzyme Commission Summary:
Oleic acid is the most effective fatty acid acceptor.

Citations: [Akamatsu70]

Unification Links: KEGG:R01349

Relationship Links: BRENDA:EC:, ENZYME:EC:, IUBMB-ExplorEnz:EC:


Akamatsu70: Akamatsu Y, Law JH (1970). "The enzymatic synthesis of fatty acid methyl esters by carboxyl group alkylation." J Biol Chem 245(4);709-13. PMID: 4984625

Latendresse13: Latendresse M. (2013). "Computing Gibbs Free Energy of Compounds and Reactions in MetaCyc."

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of MetaCyc: Caspi et al, Nucleic Acids Research 42:D459-D471 2014
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