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Site-Specific DNA-Methyltransferase (Adenine-Specific) MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Site-Specific DNA-Methyltransferase (Adenine-Specific)
Tree Number(s)
D08.811.913.555.500.350.700
Unique ID
D015265
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015265
Scope Note
An enzyme responsible for producing a species-characteristic methylation pattern on adenine residues in a specific short base sequence in the host cell DNA. The enzyme catalyzes the methylation of DNA adenine in the presence of S-adenosyl-L-methionine to form DNA containing 6-methylaminopurine and S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine. EC 2.1.1.72.
Entry Term(s)
DNA Modification Methylases (Adenine-Specific)
DNA Modification Methylases Adenine Specific
DNA-Adenine Methylases
Modification Methylases (Adenine Specific)
Modification Methylases (Adenine-Specific)
Site Specific Methyltransferases (Adenine Specific)
Site-Specific Methyltransferases (Adenine-Specific)
Registry Number
EC 2.1.1.72
Related Numbers
69553-52-2
Previous Indexing
Methyltransferases (1971-1988)
Public MeSH Note
98; see DNA MODIFICATION METHYLASES (ADENINE-SPECIFIC) 1989-97
History Note
98(89)
Date Established
1989/01/01
Date of Entry
1988/05/18
Revision Date
2003/07/09
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