DNA methyltransferase-1 (DNMT1) is an enzyme responsible for the transfer of methyl group to specific DNA regions and maintenance of genomic methylation patterns. DNA methylation underlies various biochemical processes and is important for development and genome stability. Disruption in DNMT function is associated with cancer and developmental disorders.
The presented view of the enzyme in complex with DNA (PDB ID 3pt6) reminds of a butterfly. The second color scheme is inspired by the livery of Robin Frijns’ DTM 2018 car.