Substrate specificity and properties of the Escherichia coli 16S rRNA methyltransferase, RsmE.

@article{Basturea2007SubstrateSA,
  title={Substrate specificity and properties of the Escherichia coli 16S rRNA methyltransferase, RsmE.},
  author={Georgeta N Basturea and Murray P. Deutscher},
  journal={RNA},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 11},
  pages={1969-76}
}
The small ribosome subunit of Escherichia coli contains 10 base-methylated sites distributed in important functional regions. At present, seven enzymes responsible for methylation of eight bases are known, but most of them have not been well characterized. One of these enzymes, RsmE, was recently identified and shown to specifically methylate U1498. Here we… CONTINUE READING