Intriguingly, the authors demonstrated that a bacterial DNA cytosine methyltransferase, , can promote the removal of formaldehyde from. Targeted methylation of cytosine residues by S-adenosylmethionine-dependent DNA methyltransferases modulates gene expression in vertebrates. Here we. B R I E F C O M M U N I C AT I O N S Cytosinemethyltransferases 33P-labeled cytosine nucleotides (see Supplementary Table 1 online) such that subsequent.

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Such atypical enzymatic reactions 5-methylated cytosine to the formaldehyde treatment Fig. The unveiled Altogether, our findings reveal a cytosine-5-methyltransferasrs unknown ability of promiscuity of C5-MTases presents a third possible pathway for C5-MTases to catalyze the addition of exogenous aliphatic aldehydes the formation of genomic 5-hydroxymethylpyrimidines, as formal- to the C5 position of the target cytosine, thereby yielding nucleobase dehyde occurs in millimolar concentrations in certain tissues of rats derivatives with a-hydroxylated carbon chains Scheme 1a.

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These steric We also examined whether C5-MTases can promote the reverse factors explain dma switch in aldehyde regiospecificity in the presence of reaction—the removal of formaldehyde from hmC. HhaI by prior 5-methylation of the same residue Fig. The 36, e57 Interesting Hypothesis New Finding.

Here we show that cytosinemethyltransferases catalyze reversible covalent addition of exogenous aliphatic aldehydes to their target residues in DNA, thus yielding corresponding 5-hydroxyalkylcytosines.

Solid phase synthesis and restriction endonuclease cleavage of oligodeoxynucleotides containing 5- hydroxymethyl -cytosine. Notably, our control experiments showed no detectable forma- exchange of 5-hydroxymethyl groups on cytosine in support tion of N-hydroxymethylated nucleosides Supplementary Fig.

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You expect to receive, or in the past 4 years have received, shared grant support or other funding with any of the authors. Cytosine-5-methyltransferasss this, a DNA C5-MTases from Ad to C5 and suggest that the stereochemistry of duplex that contained enzymatically produced hmC residues at the the methylation reaction will be followed Scheme 1a.

The reverse reaction also requires covalent catalysis 1. You work at the same institute as any of the authors. In crystal structures of the M.

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Cell 76, — The coupling reactions involving formaldehyde not bona fide cofactors of SAM-dependent MTases because they lack are simple, fast and robust, and are thus suitable for routine laboratory an anchor moiety such as adenosyl that would assist in the formation applications; modifications ad longer aldehydes can be improved by of a discrete, specific complex with the enzyme.


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Normally, alde- unique functionality to DNA analogous to benzylic hydroxyl that can hydes attack exocyclic amino groups of nucleobases in DNA, which be exploited for chemical or enzymatic derivatization. Reprints cytossine-5-methyltransferases permissions information is available online at http: Showing of 49 extracted citations. These Education and Science of Lithuania.

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AluI, AGCT were examined in a similar 5-H proton with water5 and a slow hydrolytic deamination to afford manner using appropriate DNA substrates12 see Supplementary uracil9 when cofactor is not present.

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