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Accepted name: type III protein arginine methyltransferase
Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + [protein]-L-arginine = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + [protein]-Nω-methyl-L-arginine
Other name(s): PRMT7 (gene name)
Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:[protein]-L-arginine N-methyltransferase ([protein]-Nω-methyl-L-arginine-forming)
Comments: Type III protein arginine methyltransferases catalyse the single methylation of one of the terminal nitrogen atoms of the guanidino group in an L-arginine residue within a protein. Unlike type I and type II protein arginine methyltransferases, which also catalyse this reaction, type III enzymes do not methylate the substrate any further. cf. EC, type I protein arginine methyltransferase, EC, type II protein arginine methyltransferase, and EC, type IV protein arginine methyltransferase.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, Gene, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB
1.  Miranda, T.B., Miranda, M., Frankel, A. and Clarke, S. PRMT7 is a member of the protein arginine methyltransferase family with a distinct substrate specificity. J. Biol. Chem. 279 (2004) 22902–22907. [DOI] [PMID: 15044439]
2.  Gonsalvez, G.B., Tian, L., Ospina, J.K., Boisvert, F.M., Lamond, A.I. and Matera, A.G. Two distinct arginine methyltransferases are required for biogenesis of Sm-class ribonucleoproteins. J. Cell Biol. 178 (2007) 733–740. [DOI] [PMID: 17709427]
3.  Feng, Y., Hadjikyriacou, A. and Clarke, S.G. Substrate specificity of human protein arginine methyltransferase 7 (PRMT7): the importance of acidic residues in the double E loop. J. Biol. Chem. 289 (2014) 32604–32616. [DOI] [PMID: 25294873]
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