Literature associating MGMT and gemistocytic astrocytoma
Methylated-DNA--protein-cysteine methyltransferase; Involved in the cellular defense against the biological effects of O6-methylguanine (O6-MeG) and O4-methylthymine (O4-MeT) in DNA. Repairs the methylated nucleobase in DNA by stoichiometrically transferring the methyl group to a cysteine residue in the enzyme. This is a suicide reaction: the enzyme is irreversibly inactivated; Belongs to the MGMT family.
Synonyms: MGMT, B4DEE8, P16455, Q6LDD1, B4DEE8p ...