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rapQ  -  methyltransferase

Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803

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  1. Highly divergent methyltransferases catalyze a conserved reaction in tocopherol and plastoquinone synthesis in cyanobacteria and photosynthetic eukaryotes. Cheng, Z., Sattler, S., Maeda, H., Sakuragi, Y., Bryant, D.A., DellaPenna, D. Plant Cell (2003) [Pubmed]
  2. Purification and kinetic characterization of the magnesium protoporphyrin IX methyltransferase from Synechocystis PCC6803. Shepherd, M., Reid, J.D., Hunter, C.N. Biochem. J. (2003) [Pubmed]
  3. Introduction of a new branchpoint in tetrapyrrole biosynthesis in Escherichia coli by co-expression of genes encoding the chlorophyll-specific enzymes magnesium chelatase and magnesium protoporphyrin methyltransferase. Jensen, P.E., Gibson, L.C., Shephard, F., Smith, V., Hunter, C.N. FEBS Lett. (1999) [Pubmed]
  4. Insertional inactivation of the menG gene, encoding 2-phytyl-1,4-naphthoquinone methyltransferase of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, results in the incorporation of 2-phytyl-1,4-naphthoquinone into the A(1) site and alteration of the equilibrium constant between A(1) and F(X) in photosystem I. Sakuragi, Y., Zybailov, B., Shen, G., Jones, A.D., Chitnis, P.R., van der Est, A., Bittl, R., Zech, S., Stehlik, D., Golbeck, J.H., Bryant, D.A. Biochemistry (2002) [Pubmed]
  5. The role of 2-methyl-6-phytylbenzoquinone methyltransferase in determining tocopherol composition in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803. Shintani, D.K., Cheng, Z., DellaPenna, D. FEBS Lett. (2002) [Pubmed]
  6. The cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6803 expresses a DNA methyltransferase specific for the recognition sequence of the restriction endonuclease PvuI. Scharnagl, M., Richter, S., Hagemann, M. J. Bacteriol. (1998) [Pubmed]
  7. Cloning and characterization of the chlorophyll biosynthesis gene chlM from Synechocystis PCC 6803 by complementation of a bacteriochlorophyll biosynthesis mutant of Rhodobacter capsulatus. Smith, C.A., Suzuki, J.Y., Bauer, C.E. Plant Mol. Biol. (1996) [Pubmed]
  8. Transient kinetics of the reaction catalysed by magnesium protoporphyrin IX methyltransferase. Shepherd, M., Hunter, C.N. Biochem. J. (2004) [Pubmed]
  9. The plant S-adenosyl-L-methionine:Mg-protoporphyrin IX methyltransferase is located in both envelope and thylakoid chloroplast membranes. Block, M.A., Tewari, A.K., Albrieux, C., Maréchal, E., Joyard, J. Eur. J. Biochem. (2002) [Pubmed]
  10. Influences on tocopherol biosynthesis in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Backasch, N., Schulz-Friedrich, R., Appel, J. J. Plant Physiol. (2005) [Pubmed]
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