Human METTL12 is a mitochondrial methyltransferase that modifies citrate synthase
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Rhein, V., Carroll, J., Ding, S., Fearnley, I., & Walker, J. (2017). Human METTL12 is a mitochondrial methyltransferase that modifies citrate synthase. FEBS Letters, 591 (12), 1641-1652. https://doi.org/10.1002/1873-3468.12649
The protein methylome in mammalian mitochondria has been little studied until recently. Here, we describe that lysine-368 of human citrate synthase is methylated and that the modifying enzyme, localized in the mitochondrial matrix, is methyltransferase-like protein 12 (METTL12), a member of the family of 7β-strand methyltransferases. Lysine-368 is near the active site of citrate synthase, but removal of methylation has no effect on its activity. In mitochondria, it is possible that some or all of the enzymes of the citric acid cycle, including citrate synthase, are organized in metabolons to facilitate the channelling of substrates between participating enzymes. Thus, possible roles for the methylation of Lys-368 are in controlling substrate channelling itself, or in influencing protein–protein interactions in the metabolon.
citrate synthase, metabolons, METTL12, mitochondria, protein methylation, substrate channelling
This work was supported by the Medical Research Council of the United Kingdom by grant MC_U1065663150 and by Programme Grant MR/M009858/1, both to JEW and a Fellowship from the Swiss Novartis Foundation to VFR.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/1873-3468.12649
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