Phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase

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

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

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

File:Biosynthese Adrenalin.png
PNMT converts the last step in the synthesis of epinephrine

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