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Toward Understanding Molecular Recognition between PRMTs and their Substrates

Author(s):

Owen M Price and Joan M. Hevel*   Pages 1 - 12 ( 12 )

Abstract:


Protein arginine methylation is a widespread eukaryotic posttranslational modification that occurs with as much frequency as ubiquitinylation. Yet, how the nine different human protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) recognize their respective protein targets is not well understood. This review summarizes the progress that has been made over the last decade or more to resolve this significant biochemical question. A multipronged approach involving structural biology, substrate profiling, bioorthogonal chemistry and proteomics is discussed.

Keywords:

PRMT, arginine methylation, substrate specificity, PRMT molecular recognition, arginine methylome, target recognition.

Affiliation:

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Utah State University, Logan, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Utah State University, Logan



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