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AdoMet-Dependent Methyltransferases


DNA methyltransferases that are S-adenosyl methionine (AdoMet)-dependent.

Key Benefits
  • Have distinctly different domains compared to other methyltransferases.
  • Have active site residues and peptide binding channels.
Technical Summary

These AdoMet-dependent DNA methyltransferases have been isolated, purified, and characterized. Some of the domains of these methyltransferases bear no structural similarity to other AdoMet-dependent methyltransferases available. Their structures suggest a mechanism for the methylation reaction and provides structural basis for functional characterization of each methyltransferase family and the domains within these enzymes.

Developmental Stage

Methyltransferases are available for licensing.


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Patent Information
Tech ID: 05073
Published: 6/14/2013
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Rajsekhar Guddneppanavar
Licensing Associate
Emory University

Xiaodong Cheng
Xing Zhang