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Information on EC - cytidylyl-2-hydroxyethylphosphonate methyltransferase

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Requires cobalamin. The enzyme, isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces wedmorensis, is involved in fosfomycin biosynthesis. It is a radical S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) enzyme that contains a [4Fe-4S] center and a methylcob(III)alamin cofactor. The enzyme uses two molecues of SAM for the reaction. One molecule forms a 5'-deoxyadenosyl radical, while the other is used to methylate the cobalamin cofactor. The 5'-deoxyadenosyl radical abstracts a hydrogen from the C2 position of cytidine 5'-{[(2-hydroxyethyl)phosphonoyl]phosphate} forming a free radical that reacts with the methyl group on methylcob(III)alamin at the opposite side from SAM and the [4Fe-4S] cluster to produce a racemic mix of methylated products and cob(II)alamin. Both the [4Fe-4S] cluster and the cob(II)alamin need to be reduced by an unknown factor(s) before the enzyme could catalyse another cycle.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Bacteria, Archaea
methyltransferase fom3, more
2 S-adenosyl-L-methionine + cytidine 5'-{[hydroxy(2-hydroxyethyl)phosphonoyl]phosphate} + reduced acceptor = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + 5'-deoxyadenosine + L-methionine + cytidine 5'-{[hydroxy(2-hydroxypropyl)phosphonoyl]phosphate} + oxidized acceptor
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