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methyltransferase

 [meth″il-trans´fer-ās]
any enzyme that catalyzes transmethylation.

meth·yl·trans·fer·ase

(meth'il-trans'fer-ās),
Any enzyme transferring methyl groups from one compound to another.

methyltransferase

/meth·yl·trans·fer·ase/ (-trans´fer-ās) any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the transfer of a methyl group from one compound to another.

meth·yl·trans·fer·ase

(meth'il-trans'fĕr-ās)
Any enzyme transferring methyl groups from one compound to another.
Synonym(s): transmethylase.

methyltransferase

any enzyme that catalyzes transmethylation.
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Investigational PARP inhibitor talazoparib and DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) inhibitor decitabine will be used in conjunction.
Mode of transposition and expression of 16S rRNA methyltransferases gene rmtC accompanied by ISEcp1.
Raymond Trievel, Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry at the University of Michigan added, "The development of the SAM-Screener[TM] provides new chemical tools for studying substrate recognition by methyltransferases and offers a flexible platform for identifying SAM-competitive inhibitors, particularly for methyltransferases that are targets for the design of novel therapeutics to treat cancer and other diseases.
Recently, protein arginine methyltransferases 1 (PRMT1), one of the most important types of protein in PRMT family member in mammals, was reported to be over-expressed in a variety of cancers, [sup][1],[2],[3],[4],[5] including lung cancer, [sup][1],[2] and is correlated with a poor prognosis of tumor development.
The role of mammalian DNA methyltransferases in the regulation of gene expression.
Our previous work has shown the DNA methyltransferases (DNMT1, DNMT3a, DNMT3b) are differentially expressed in the Ames dwarf and GHtg murine liver compared to their wild-type counterparts suggesting that GH status may be involved.
8-13) The DNA methyltransferase 3-like (DNMT3L) gene is a member of the DNA methyltransferase 3 (DNMT3) gene family (14) and regulates DNA methylation by interacting with the de novo methyltransferases DNA methyltransferase 3A (DNMT3A) and DNA methyltransferase 3B (DNMT3B).
Special enzymes called methyltransferases make methylation possible, and these proteins are very important in a myriad of key biological processes.
Mike is a recognized leader in molecular discovery, and I welcome him to Epizyme, where his contributions will significantly advance our development of first-in-class medicines targeting histone methyltransferases (HMTs), a key group of epigenetic enzymes," said Robert A.
Specific enzymes, the DNA methyltransferases, are responsible for methylation.
DNA methylation patterns are maintained by DNA methyltransferases (4-7), which use S-adenosylmethione (AdoMet) [5] as the methyl group donor.