A Highly Specific O-Methyltransferase for Nororientaline Synthesis Isolated from Argemone platyceras Cell Cultures

Planta Med. 1983 Dec;49(12):196-8. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-969849.


A highly specific new enzyme, S-adenosyl-L-methionine: (6-O-methyl-norlaudanosoline)-5'-O-methyltransferase which catalyses the formation of nor-orientaline from 6-O-methyl-norlaudanosoline and SAM was discovered, partially purified, and characterized. ARGEMONE PLATYCERAS cell suspension cultures served as enzyme source.