IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 16S rRNA (guanine1516-N2)-methyltransferase

Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + guanine1516 in 16S rRNA = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + N2-methylguanine1516 in 16S rRNA

Other name(s): yhiQ (gene name); rsmJ (gene name); m2G1516 methyltransferase

Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:16S rRNA (guanine1516-N2)-methyltransferase

Comments: The enzyme specifically methylates guanine1516 at N2 in 16S rRNA.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number:


1. Basturea, G.N., Dague, D.R., Deutscher, M.P. and Rudd, K.E. YhiQ Is RsmJ, the Methyltransferase Responsible for Methylation of G1516 in 16S rRNA of E. coli. J. Mol. Biol. 415 (2012) 16-21. [PMID: 22079366]

[EC created 2012]

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