Pituitary Gland: Enzymic Formation of Methanol from S-Adenosylmethionine

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Science  12 Nov 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3698, pp. 892-893
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3698.892


An enzyme has been found that can transform S-adenosylmethionine to methanol and S-adenosylhomocysteine. This enzyme is highly localized in the pituitary gland of several mammalian species.