Mechanistic studies of the methyltransferase from Clostridium thermoaceticum: origin of the pH dependence of the methyl group transfer from methyltetrahydrofolate to the corrinoid/iron-sulfur protein.

@article{Zhao1995MechanisticSO,
  title={Mechanistic studies of the methyltransferase from Clostridium thermoaceticum: origin of the pH dependence of the methyl group transfer from methyltetrahydrofolate to the corrinoid/iron-sulfur protein.},
  author={Shu-hai Zhao and David Mc L. Roberts and Stephen W Ragsdale},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={1995},
  volume={34 46},
  pages={
          15075-83
        }
}
A methyltetrahydrofolate:corrinoid/iron-sulfur protein methyltransferase (MeTr) from Clostridium thermoaceticum catalyzes the transfer of the N5 methyl group from (6S)-methyltetrahydrofolate (CH3-H4folate) to the cobalt center of a corrinoid/iron-sulfur protein (C/Fe-SP). The methylcobamide product is the first in a series of enzyme-bound organometallic intermediates in the acetyl-CoA pathway of anaerobic CO2 fixation. The mechanisms of the forward and reverse reactions with CH3-H4folate and… CONTINUE READING
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