DNA replication of phage-plasmid P4 in its host Escherichia coil depends on its replication protein a. In the plasmid state, P4 copy number is controlled by the regulator protein Cnr (copy number regulation). Mutations in alpha (alpha (cr)) that prevent regulation by Cnr cause P4 over-replication and cell death, Using the two-hybrid system in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and a system based on lambda immunity in E. coli for in vivo detection of protein-protein interactions, we found that: (i) alpha protein interacts with Cnr, whereas alpha (cr) proteins do not; (ii) both alpha-alpha and alpha (cr)-alpha (cr) interactions occur and the interaction domain is located within the C-terminal of a; (iii) Cnr-Cnr interaction also occurs, Using an in vivo competition assay, we found that Cnr interferes with both alpha-alpha and alpha (cr)-alpha (cr) dimerization, Our data suggest that Cnr and a interact in at least two ways, which may have different functional roles in P4 replication control.
|Titolo:||Cnr interferes with dimerization of the replication protein alpha in phage-plasmid P4|
DEHO', GIOVANNI (Penultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/18 - Genetica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2001|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|