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Accepted name: 16S rRNA (cytosine967-C5)-methyltransferase
Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + cytosine967 in 16S rRNA = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + 5-methylcytosine967 in 16S rRNA
Other name(s): rsmB (gene name); fmu (gene name); 16S rRNA m5C967 methyltransferase
Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:16S rRNA (cytosine967-C5)-methyltransferase
Comments: The enzyme specifically methylates cytosine967 at C5 in 16S rRNA.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Tscherne, J.S., Nurse, K., Popienick, P., Michel, H., Sochacki, M. and Ofengand, J. Purification, cloning, and characterization of the 16S RNA m5C967 methyltransferase from Escherichia coli. Biochemistry 38 (1999) 1884–1892. [PMID: 10026269]
2.  Gu, X.R., Gustafsson, C., Ku, J., Yu, M. and Santi, D.V. Identification of the 16S rRNA m5C967 methyltransferase from Escherichia coli. Biochemistry 38 (1999) 4053–4057. [PMID: 10194318]
3.  Foster, P.G., Nunes, C.R., Greene, P., Moustakas, D. and Stroud, R.M. The first structure of an RNA m5C methyltransferase, Fmu, provides insight into catalytic mechanism and specific binding of RNA substrate. Structure 11 (2003) 1609–1620. [PMID: 14656444]
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