Interaction of the initiator protein of an IncB plasmid with its origin of DNA replication
AuthorBetteridge, T; Yang, J; Pittard, AJ; Praszkier, J
Source TitleJournal of Bacteriology
PublisherAMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY
AffiliationMicrobiology And Immunology
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsBetteridge, T., Yang, J., Pittard, A. J. & Praszkier, J. (2003). Interaction of the initiator protein of an IncB plasmid with its origin of DNA replication. JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, 185 (7), pp.2210-2218. https://doi.org/10.1128/JB.185.7.2210-2218.2003.
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The replication initiator protein RepA of the IncB plasmid pMU720 was purified and used in DNase I protection assays in vitro. RepA protected a 68-bp region of the origin of replication of pMU720. This region, which lies immediately downstream of the DnaA box, contains four copies of the sequence motif 5'AANCNGCAA3'. Mutational analyses identified this sequence as the binding site specifically recognized by RepA (the RepA box). Binding of RepA to the RepA boxes was ordered and sequential, with the box closest to the DnaA binding site (box 1) occupied first and the most distant boxes (boxes 3 and 4) occupied last. However, only boxes 1, 2, and 4 were essential for origin activity, with box 3 playing a lesser role. Changing the spacing between box 1 and the other three boxes affected binding of RepA in vitro and origin activity in vivo, indicating that the RepA molecules bound to ori(B) interact with one another.
KeywordsBacteriology ; Biological Sciences
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