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Accepted name: tellurite methyltransferase
Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + tellurite = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + methanetelluronate
Other name(s): TehB
Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:tellurite methyltransferase
Comments: The enzyme is involved in the detoxification of tellurite. It can also methylate selenite and selenium dioxide.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB
1.  Liu, M., Turner, R.J., Winstone, T.L., Saetre, A., Dyllick-Brenzinger, M., Jickling, G., Tari, L.W., Weiner, J.H. and Taylor, D.E. Escherichia coli TehB requires S-adenosylmethionine as a cofactor to mediate tellurite resistance. J. Bacteriol. 182 (2000) 6509–6513. [DOI] [PMID: 11053398]
2.  Choudhury, H.G., Cameron, A.D., Iwata, S. and Beis, K. Structure and mechanism of the chalcogen-detoxifying protein TehB from Escherichia coli. Biochem. J. 435 (2011) 85–91. [DOI] [PMID: 21244361]
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