The Swedish Research Council funds protein PTM research at the Dept. of Immunotechnology
Department researcher uncovers orphan PTM
“Cells synthesize proteins from a DNA template and expand their biochemical repertoire through dynamic and enzyme-catalysed post-translational modifications (PTM). Methylation of the amino acid histidine was first reported in the late 1960s but until recently very little was known about its enzymology, extent and function.