Methyltransferases: Structures and Functions, Cheng, X
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- and Blumenthal, R.M., Eds., Singapore: World…
Optimum conditions for the activity of the new DNA methylase in cell lysate were determined. Methylation of DNAs of bacteriophages λ and T7 and plasmid pBR322 (dcm+) in the 5′-Cm5CWGG-3′ region blocked M.AjnI activity. The specificity of M.AjnI was determined using λ DNA methylated by this enzyme as well as computer modeling and data on the sensitivity of restriction endonucleases Mval, HinfI, and BstMAI to methylation.