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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
Incorporation of 8OHdG into such CpG islands inhibits the methylation of adjacent cytosine residues by enzymes called methyl transferases, resulting in hypomethylation.
Betaine homocysteine methyl transferase: organ distribution in man, pig and rat and subcellular distribution in the rat.
Here, we show that N6AMT1 is a human methyl transferase specifically involved in the bio-methylation of [MMA.sup.III] to DMA.
Antiproliferative effects of [[DELTA].sub.24(25)] sterol methyl transferase inhibitors on Trypanosoma (Schizotrypanum) cruzi: in vitro and in vivo studies.
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Here we report the isolation and characterization of a putative farnesoic acid methyl transferase cDNA from mandibular organs of the edible crab Cancer pagurus.
This was the animal model for the methyl transferase deficiency.
MTR [5-methyl letrahydrofolate-homocysteine methyl transferase (see Diagram 3)], provides instructions for making the enzyme, methionine synthase.
Thiopurine pharmacogenetics in leukemia: correlation of erythrocyte thiopurine methyl transferase activity and 6 thioguanine nucleotides concentrations.
Finally, we have recently described an assay for famesoic acid O-methyltransferase (methyl transferase; MET), the enzyme in the MO that catalyzes the final step of MF production (5).
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.