Structural basis for backbone N-methylation by an interrupted adenylation domain

Shogo Mori, Allan H. Pang, Taylor A. Lundy, Atefeh Garzan, Oleg V. Tsodikov, Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova

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Interrupted adenylation domains are enigmatic fusions, in which one enzyme is inserted into another to form a highly unusual bifunctional enzyme. We present the first crystal structure of an interrupted adenylation domain that reveals a unique embedded methyltransferase. The structure and functional data provide insight into how these enzymes N-methylate amino acid precursors en route to nonribosomal peptides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-430
Number of pages3
JournalNature Chemical Biology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2018

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  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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