Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + cytosine2870 in 25S rRNA = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + 5-methylcytosine2870 in 25S rRNA
Other name(s): NOP2 (gene name)
Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:25S rRNA (cytosine2870-C5)-methyltransferase
Comments: The enzyme, found in eukaryotes, is specific for cytosine2870 of the 25S ribosomal RNA. The numbering corresponds to the enzyme from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae .
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number:
1. Sharma, S., Yang, J., Watzinger, P., Kotter, P. and Entian, K.D. Yeast Nop2 and Rcm1 methylate C2870 and C2278 of the 25S rRNA, respectively. Nucleic Acids Res. 41 (2013) 9062-9076. [PMID: 23913415]