Gene description for MGMT
Gene name O-6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase
Gene symbol MGMT
Other names/aliases -
Species Homo sapiens
 Database cross references - MGMT
ExoCarta ExoCarta_4255
Entrez Gene 4255
HGNC 7059
MIM 156569
UniProt P16455  
 MGMT identified in exosomes derived from the following tissue/cell type
Thymus 23844026    
 Gene ontology annotations for MGMT
Molecular Function
    damaged DNA binding GO:0003684 IBA
    DNA-methyltransferase activity GO:0009008 TAS
    methylated-DNA-[protein]-cysteine S-methyltransferase activity GO:0003908 IBA
    methyltransferase activity GO:0008168 TAS
    calcium ion binding GO:0005509 IEA
    DNA binding GO:0003677 TAS
Biological Process
    positive regulation of DNA repair GO:0045739 IEA
    cellular response to oxidative stress GO:0034599 IEA
    DNA dealkylation involved in DNA repair GO:0006307 TAS
    cellular response to organic cyclic compound GO:0071407 IEA
    DNA repair GO:0006281 TAS
    cellular response to ionizing radiation GO:0071479 IEA
    response to drug GO:0042493 IEA
    response to folic acid GO:0051593 IEA
    DNA methylation GO:0006306 TAS
    regulation of cysteine-type endopeptidase activity involved in apoptotic process GO:0043281 IEA
    response to ethanol GO:0045471 IEA
    response to toxic substance GO:0009636 IEA
    mammary gland epithelial cell differentiation GO:0060644 IEA
    DNA ligation GO:0006266 TAS
    negative regulation of cell death GO:0060548 IEA
Subcellular Localization
    membrane GO:0016020 IDA
    nucleoplasm GO:0005654 TAS
    nucleus GO:0005634 TAS
 Experiment description of studies that identified MGMT in exosomes
Experiment ID 217
ISEV standards
EV Biophysical techniques
EV Cytosolic markers
EV Membrane markers
EV Negative markers
EV Particle analysis
Identified molecule protein
Identification method Mass spectrometry
PubMed ID 23844026    
Organism Homo sapiens
Experiment description Characterization of human thymic exosomes.
Authors Skogberg G, Gudmundsdottir J, van der Post S, Sandstrom K, Bruhn S, Benson M, Mincheva-Nilsson L, Baranov V, Telemo E, Ekwall O.
Journal name PLoS One
Publication year 2013
Sample Thymus
Sample name Normal-Thymus
Isolation/purification methods Differential centrifugation
Flotation density -
Molecules identified in the study Protein
Methods used in the study Mass spectrometry
 Protein-protein interactions for MGMT
  Protein Interactor ExoCarta ID Identification method PubMed Species
1 ESR1  
Affinity Capture-Western Homo sapiens
Two-hybrid Homo sapiens
Reconstituted Complex Homo sapiens
2 PRKACA 5566
Biochemical Activity Homo sapiens
3 CSNK2A1 1457
Biochemical Activity Homo sapiens
Affinity Capture-Western Homo sapiens
5 PRKCA 5578
Biochemical Activity Homo sapiens
6 CSNK2A2 1459
Biochemical Activity Homo sapiens
7 EP300 2033
Affinity Capture-Western Homo sapiens
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 Pathways in which MGMT is involved
MGMT-mediated DNA damage reversal TAS Reactome

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