Methyltransferase

A methyltransferase also known as a methylase is a type of transferase enzyme that transfers a methyl group from a donor to an acceptor.

Methylation often occurs on nucleic bases in DNA or amino acids in protein structures. Methytransferases use a reactive methyl group bound to sulfur in S-adenosyl methionine (SAM) as the methyl donor.

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