Catalyzes the methylation of 5-carboxymethyl uridine to 5-methylcarboxymethyl uridine at the wobble position of the anticodon loop in tRNA via its methyltransferase domain .
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ALKBH8: Catalyzes the methylation of 5-carboxymethyl uridine to 5-methylcarboxymethyl uridine at the wobble position of the anticodon loop in tRNA. Catalyzes the last step in the formation of 5-methylcarboxymethyl uridine at the wobble position of the anticodon loop in target tRNA. Has a preference for tRNA(Arg) and tRNA(Glu), and does not bind tRNA(Lys). Required for normal survival after DNA damage. May inhibit apoptosis and promote cell survival and angiogenesis. Belongs to the alkB family. 4 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing.
Protein type: EC 220.127.116.11; Methyltransferase; RNA processing
Cellular Component: cytoplasm; cytosol; microtubule cytoskeleton; nucleoplasm; nucleus
Molecular Function: ferrous iron binding; iron ion binding; oxidoreductase activity, acting on paired donors, with incorporation or reduction of molecular oxygen, 2-oxoglutarate as one donor, and incorporation of one atom each of oxygen into both donors; tRNA (uracil) methyltransferase activity; tRNA binding; zinc ion binding
Biological Process: response to DNA damage stimulus; tRNA methylation; tRNA wobble uridine modification
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