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Entry
EC 2.1.1.251                Enzyme                                 

Name
methylated-thiol---coenzyme M methyltransferase;
mtsA (gene name)
Class
Transferases;
Transferring one-carbon groups;
Methyltransferases
BRITE hierarchy
Sysname
methylated-thiol:coenzyme M methyltransferase
Reaction(IUBMB)
methanethiol + coenzyme M = methyl-CoM + hydrogen sulfide (overall reaction) [RN:R09997];
(1a) methanethiol + a [Co(I) methylated-thiol-specific corrinoid protein] = a [methyl-Co(III) methylated-thiol-specific corrinoid protein] + hydrogen sulfide [RN:R10001];
(1b) a [methyl-Co(III) methylated-thiol-specific corrinoid protein] + coenzyme M = methyl-CoM + a [Co(I) methylated-thiol-specific corrinoid protein] [RN:R10000]
Reaction(KEGG)
Substrate
methanethiol [CPD:C00409];
coenzyme M [CPD:C03576];
[Co(I) methylated-thiol-specific corrinoid protein];
[methyl-Co(III) methylated-thiol-specific corrinoid protein]
Product
methyl-CoM [CPD:C03920];
hydrogen sulfide [CPD:C00283];
[methyl-Co(III) methylated-thiol-specific corrinoid protein];
[Co(I) methylated-thiol-specific corrinoid protein]
Comment
The enzyme, which is involved in methanogenesis from methylated thiols, such as methane thiol, dimethyl sulfide, and 3-S-methylmercaptopropionate, catalyses two successive steps - the transfer of a methyl group from the substrate to the cobalt cofactor of a methylated-thiol-specific corrinoid protein (MtsB), and the subsequent transfer of the methyl group from the corrinoid protein to coenzyme M. With most other methanogenesis substrates this process is carried out by two different enzymes (for example, EC 2.1.1.90, methanol---corrinoid protein Co-methyltransferase, and EC 2.1.1.246, methylated methanol-specific corrinoid protein:coenzyme M methyltransferase). The cobalt is oxidized during methylation from the Co(I) state to the Co(III) state, and is reduced back to the Co(I) form during demethylation.
History
EC 2.1.1.251 created 2012
Pathway
Sulfur metabolism
Orthology
K16954  
methylthiol:coenzyme M methyltransferase
Genes
MBA: 
MBY: 
MBW: 
MBAR: 
MBAK: 
MMA: 
MM_2427(mtsA)
MMAZ: 
MMJ: 
MMAC: 
MVC: 
MEK: 
MLS: 
MAX: 
MARC: 
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Taxonomy
Reference
1  [PMID:8932317]
  Authors
Paul L, Krzycki JA
  Title
Sequence and transcript analysis of a novel Methanosarcina barkeri methyltransferase II homolog and its associated corrinoid protein homologous to methionine synthase.
  Journal
J. Bacteriol. 178 (1996) 6599-607.
  Sequence
Reference
2  [PMID:9371433]
  Authors
Tallant TC, Krzycki JA
  Title
Methylthiol:coenzyme M methyltransferase from Methanosarcina barkeri, an enzyme of methanogenesis from dimethylsulfide and methylmercaptopropionate.
  Journal
J. Bacteriol. 179 (1997) 6902-11.
  Sequence
Reference
3  [PMID:11073950]
  Authors
Tallant TC, Paul L, Krzycki JA
  Title
The MtsA subunit of the methylthiol:coenzyme M methyltransferase of Methanosarcina barkeri catalyses both half-reactions of corrinoid-dependent dimethylsulfide: coenzyme M methyl transfer.
  Journal
J. Biol. Chem. 276 (2001) 4485-93.
  Sequence
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