In vitro DNA synthesis by yeast DNA polymerase I can be initiated by partially purified yeast RNA polymerases in the presence or absence of rNTPs. Homogeneous yeast RNA polymerase I initiates DNA synthesis by yeast DNA polymerase I on single-stranded DNA templates only in the presence of all four rNTPs. A protein capable of initiating enzymatic DNA synthesis on single-stranded DNA in the absence of rNTPs has also been separated from partially purified yeast RNA polymerase I fractions. Analyses of the RNA polymerase I initiated replication products of phage fd DNA on alkaline sucrose gradients showed noncovalent linkage between the newly synthesized DNA and the template. Isopycnic analyses of the ribonucleotide initiated fd DNA replication products demonstrated covalent linkage between the initiator RNA and newly synthesized DNA. Results from 32P-transfer experiments confirmed the covalent linkage between RNA and DNA chains and showed the presence of all four ribo- and deoxyribonucleotides at the RNA-DNA junctions. The ribonucleotide found most frequently at the RNA-DNA junction is uridylate and the purine deoxynucleotides occur more frequently than pyrimidine deoxynucleotides.
|Titolo:||Initiation of enzymatic DNA synthesis by yeast RNA polymerase I|
PLEVANI, PAOLO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Kinetics; DNA; RNA Polymerase I; DNA-Directed RNA Polymerases; DNA Replication; Saccharomyces cerevisiae|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/11 - Biologia Molecolare|
|Data di pubblicazione:||27-giu-1978|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1021/bi00606a012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|