phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase


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phen·yl·eth·a·no·la·mine N-meth·yl·trans·fer·ase (PNMT),

(fen'il-eth-ă-nō'lă-mēn meth'il-trans'fĕr-ās),
A key enzyme in catecholamine biosynthesis that catalyzes the conversion of norepinephrine to epinephrine, using S-adenosyl-l-methionine; found in the adrenal medulla and some neurons; this enzyme's biosynthesis is induced by cortisol.
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