Function and cellular localization of farnesoic acid O-methyltransferase (FAMeT) in the shrimp, Metapenaeus ensis.

@article{Gunawardene2002FunctionAC,
  title={Function and cellular localization of farnesoic acid O-methyltransferase (FAMeT) in the shrimp, Metapenaeus ensis.},
  author={Y.I.N.S. Gunawardene and Stephen S Tobe and William G Bendena and Billy Kwok Chong Chow and Koichiro J. Yagi and S.-M. Chan},
  journal={European journal of biochemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={269 14},
  pages={
          3587-95
        }
}
The isoprenoid methyl farnesoate (MF) has been implicated in the regulation of crustacean development and reproduction in conjunction with eyestalk molt inhibiting hormones and ecdysteroids. Farnesoic acid O-methyltransferase (FAMeT) catalyzes the methylation of farnesoic acid (FA) to produce MF in the terminal step of MF synthesis. We have previously cloned and characterized the shrimp FAMeT. In the present study, recombinant FAMeT (rFAMeT) was produced for bioassay and antiserum generation… 
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