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methyltransferase

 [meth″il-trans´fer-ās]
any enzyme that catalyzes transmethylation.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

meth·yl·trans·fer·ase

(meth'il-trans'fer-ās),
Any enzyme transferring methyl groups from one compound to another.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

meth·yl·trans·fer·ase

(meth'il-trans'fĕr-ās)
Any enzyme transferring methyl groups from one compound to another.
Synonym(s): transmethylase.
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The organizations will launch what they believe is the most comprehensive pre-clinical study to date, evaluating the effect of targeting LSD1 (lysine-specific histone demethylase 1A), a key enzyme that has increased expression in tumors of brain cancer patients.
Seclidemstat is a differentiated reversible inhibitor of the widely studied epigenetic enzyme lysine-specific demethylase 1.
IMG-7289 is a small molecule developed by Imago BioSciences that inhibits lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1 or KDM1A), an enzyme regulating cytokine expression and shown to be vital in sustaining self-renewal in cancer stem/progenitor cells, particularly neoplastic bone marrow cells.
(19) Nevertheless the underlying link between the putative demethylase function of FTO and/or energy homeostasis remains unknown.
When the gene for demethylase enzymes was knocked down, and a drug that prevents them from working was added, the cells looked less like cancer stem cells in a dish and behaved less like cancer stem cells in live mice.
The multitude of SDH alterations described here have opened up potential targets for future therapies: decitabine, a demethylase inhibitor, has shown a role in reversing SDH-mutant methylation profiles in mouse models (10); a glutaminase inhibitor is currently undergoing trial as an adjunct to chemotherapy in SDH-mutated tumors; and a third trial using a DNA methyltransferase inhibitor, guadecitabine, to target SDH-deficient tumors is also in the preliminary stages.
Imidazole groups are known to display antifungal characteristics by interrupting the mechanism by which lanosterol demethylase converts lanosterol to ergosterol, a key component in fungal membranes; fungi without ergosterol in their membrane cannot control the passage of ions and nutrients across the membrane and therefore cannot survive [22].
It can also inhibit transcription factors (e.g., histone lysine-specific demethylase, promyelocytic leukemia zinc finger and B-Cell CLL/Lymphoma 6) [7-9] leading to inhibition of the transcriptional activity of related genes, mainly by the recruitment of transcriptional corepressors (e.g., nuclear receptor corepressor and its homolog SMRT, mSi3a [component of histone deacetylase complex], histone deacetylase) via its homodimeric domain [10-12].
Azoles inhibit competitively the fungal CYP51-class cytochrome P450 superfamily enzyme 14a-sterol demethylase in a dose-dependent manner (7, 8).
Specifically, a 50 ppb developmental arsenic exposure increased global H3K4me3 (KE10) levels, decreased histone demethylase KDM5B, and increased the histone methyltransferase MLL expression in the DG and FC of male mice only (KE8) (Figure 1B).
The present study was aimed to determine the toxic effect of phosphine on microsomal enzymes (NADPHCytochrome P450 reductase (NADPH-CPR), ethylmorphine-N demethylase and aniline 4-hydroxylase) and soluble protein contents of a wheat grain pest, Trogoderma granarium collected from godowns of Punjab, Pakistan.