S-adenosylmethionine-dependent methyltransferase (IPR019614)

Short name: SAM-dep_methyl-trfase

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Domain relationships



Members of this entry are S-adenosylmethionine-dependent methyltransferases from gamma-proteobacterial species. The diversity in the roles of methylation is matched by the almost bewildering number of methyltransferase enzymes that catalyse the methylation reaction. Although several classes of methyltransferase enzymes are known, the great majority of methylation reactions are catalysed by the S-adenosylmethionine-dependent methyltransferases. SAM (S-adenosylmethionine, also known as AdoMet) is well known as the methyl donor for the majority of methyltransferases that modify DNA, RNA, histones and other proteins, dictating replicational, transcriptional and translational fidelity, mismatch repair, chromatin modelling, epigenetic modifications and imprinting [PMID: 16545107].

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0008168 methyltransferase activity

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.