Methyltransferases (MTases) have mostly been known to target lysine residues as post-translational protein modification. However, some are proven to target histidine residues. Histidine can be methylated on the π- or τ-nitrogen. So far, only five mammalian proteins have been identified as substrate of such MTase. During my PhD, I will focus on the identification of histidine MTases and their substrates as well as the dynamic regulation and function.
Doctoral Research Fellow - Section for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Visiting address Kristine Bonnevies hus Blindernveien 31 0371 Oslo
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Davydova, Erna; Shimazu, Tadahiro; Schuhmacher, Maren Kirstin; Jakobsson, Magnus E.; Willemen, Hanneke L.D.M. & Liu, Tongri [Show all 28 contributors for this article] (2021). The methyltransferase METTL9 mediates pervasive 1-methylhistidine modification in mammalian proteomes. Nature Communications. ISSN 2041-1723. 12, p. 1–14. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-20670-7. Full text in Research Archive
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