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EC 1.14.11.51     
Accepted name: DNA N6-methyladenine demethylase
Reaction: N6-methyladenine in DNA + 2-oxoglutarate + O2 = adenine in DNA + formaldehyde + succinate + CO2
Other name(s): ALKBH1
Systematic name: DNA-N6-methyladenosine,2-oxoglutarate:oxygen oxidoreductase (formaldehyde-forming)
Comments: Contains iron(II). Catalyses oxidative demethylation of DNA N6-methyladenine, a prevalent modification in LINE-1 transposons, which are specifically enriched on the human X chromosome.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
References:
1.  Wu, T.P., Wang, T., Seetin, M.G., Lai, Y., Zhu, S., Lin, K., Liu, Y., Byrum, S.D., Mackintosh, S.G., Zhong, M., Tackett, A., Wang, G., Hon, L.S., Fang, G., Swenberg, J.A. and Xiao, A.Z. DNA methylation on N-adenine in mammalian embryonic stem cells. Nature 532 (2016) 329–333. [PMID: 27027282]
[EC 1.14.11.51 created 2016]
 
 


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