methyl transferase


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methyl transferase

[′meth·əl ′tranz·fə‚rās]
(biochemistry)
Any of a group of enzymes which catalyze the reaction of S-adenosyl methionine with a suitable acceptor to yield the methylated acceptor molecule and S-adenosyl homocysteine.
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We discovered that inhibiting the methyl transferase activity of METTL3 would stop the translation of a whole set of proteins that the leukemia needs.
4) One such enzyme called EZH2 has intrinsic histone H3K27 methyl transferase activity; it assembles into a multiprotein complex called polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) that, together with another protein complex (i.
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Zaret's group figured out which enzymes, called histone acetyl transferases or methyl transferases, are relevant to the pancreas arm of the liver-pancreas fate decision.
The enzymes encoded by floral-scent genes fall into a few functional categories with names such as synthases, methyl transferases, and carboxymethyltransferases.