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Phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase



phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase
Identifiers
Symbol PNMT
Alt. Symbols PENT
Entrez 5409
HUGO 9160
OMIM 171190
RefSeq NM_002686
UniProt P11086
Other data
EC number 2.1.1.28
Locus Chr. 17 q21-q22

Phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase (PNMT) is an enzyme found in the adrenal medulla that converts Norepinephrine (Noradrenalin) to Epinephrine (Adrenalin).

Additional recommended knowledge

PNMT is positively influenced by cortisol, which is produced in the adrenal cortex.

 
 
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