Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + histone-arginine = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + (histone)-Nω-methyl-arginine
Other name(s): histone protein methylase I; nuclear protein (histone) N-methyltransferase; protein methylase I
Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:histone-arginine Nω-methyltransferase
Comments: the enzyme forms the Nω-monomethyl- and Nω,Nω'-dimethyl, but not the Nω,Nω-dimethyl-arginine derivatives. The name protein methylase I is misleading since it has been used for a number of enzymes with different specificities.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 445295-80-7
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