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Provided is an isolated polypeptide having triterpene methyltransferase activity. Also provided is an isolated nucleic acid molecule that encodes the triterpene methyltransferase polypeptides; a vector comprising the nucleic acid molecules that encode the triterpene methyltransferase polypeptides; and a host cell(s) transfected with the aforementioned nucleic acid molecule or vector. In another aspect, a method of producing a methylated triterpene is provided. The method comprises providing a metabolizable carbon source to a host cell transfected with a nucleic acid molecule that encodes a triterpene methyltransferase under conditions sufficient for production of a methylated triterpene. The method optionally further comprises isolating the methylated triterpene produced by the host cell.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Chappell, Joe; Shigeru, Okada; Kinison, Scott; and Niehaus, Tom, "B. Braunii, Race B Gene for a Triterpene Methyltransferase Enzyme and Uses Thereof" (2014). Plant and Soil Sciences Faculty Patents. 15.