Voprosy meditsinskoi khimii (ISSN 0042-8809)

The effect of monovalent cations on the activity of site-specific endonuclease PaeII

   
Sokolov N.N., Fitsner A.B., Samko O.T., Khoroshutina E.B., Kalugin A.K.
PubMed Id: 2111602
Year: 1990 vol: 36  issue:1  pages: 65-67
Abstract: Activity of restrictase Pae II, contrary to known restriction enzymes of the II class (except of true isoshizomere Sma), depended absolutely on monovalent cations. This pattern is untypical for restrictases of the II class. At the same time, restrictase Pae II was able to hydrolyze DNA as a substrate in absence of exogenous Mg2+, in the incubation mixture contained cations K+, Rb+, Cs+ and NH4+ but not Na+ or Li+. Mg2+ was found to activate the enzyme in presence of monovalent cations. Basing on the protective effect on K+ against inactivation of restrictase Pae II by means of thiol-affecting reagents and high temperature as well as on stabilization of the enzyme by KCl during storage, monovalent cations appear to participate in formation of protein molecule structure, which is optimal for catalytic effect and resistant to inactivation.
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Reference: Sokolov N.N., Fitsner A.B., Samko O.T., Khoroshutina E.B., Kalugin A.K., The effect of monovalent cations on the activity of site-specific endonuclease PaeII, Voprosy meditsinskoi khimii, 1990, vol: 36(1), 65-67.
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