Kinetic isotope effects reveal early transition state of protein lysine methyltransferase SET8.

Protein lysine methyltransferases (PKMTs) catalyze the methylation of protein substrates, and their dysregulation has been linked to many diseases, including cancer. Accumulated evidence suggests that the reaction path of PKMT-catalyzed methylation consists of the formation of a cofactor(cosubstrate)-PKMT-substrate complex, lysine deprotonation through… CONTINUE READING