Replication of O6-methylguanine-containing DNA by repair and replicative DNA polymerases.

Abstract:

The biological consequences of O6-methylguanine (m6G) in DNA are well recognized. When template m6G is encountered by DNA polymerases, replication is hindered and trans-lesion replication results in the preferential incorporation of dTMP opposite template m6G. Thus, unrepaired m6G in DNA is both cytotoxic and mutagenic. Yet, cell lines tolerant to m6G in DNA have been isolated, which indicates that some cellular DNA polymerases may replicate m6G-containing DNA with reasonable efficiency. Previous reports suggested that mammalian pol beta could not replicate m6G-containing DNA, but we find that pol beta can catalyze trans-lesion replication; however, the lesion must reside in the optimal context for pol beta activity, single- or short nucleotide gapped substrates. Primed single-stranded DNA templates, with or without template m6G, were poor substrates for pol beta as reported in earlier studies. In contrast, trans-lesion replication by bacteriophage T4 DNA polymerase was observed for primed single-stranded DNA templates. Replication of m6G-containing DNA by T4 DNA polymerase required the gp45 accessory protein that clamps the polymerase to the DNA template. The rate-limiting step in replicating m6G-containing DNAs by both DNA polymerases tested was incorporation of dTMP across from the lesion.

Polymerases:

Topics:

Kinetic Parameters, Nucleotide Analogs / Template Lesions, Accessory Proteins/Complexes, Nucleotide Incorporation

Status:

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Results:

Polymerase Reference Property Result Context
T4 D112AE114A Reha-Krantz LJ1996 Vmax 0.01 /second Reaction: Nucleotide incorporation; Substrate: dNTPs
T4 D112AE114A Reha-Krantz LJ1996 Vmax 0.04 /second Reaction: Nucleotide incorporation; Substrate: dNTPs
T4 D112AE114A Reha-Krantz LJ1996 Vmax 0.004 /second Reaction: Nucleotide incorporation; Substrate: dCTP
T4 D112AE114A Reha-Krantz LJ1996 Vmax 0.03 /second Substrate: dCTP
T4 D112AE114A Reha-Krantz LJ1996 Vmax 0.0003 /second Reaction: Nucleotide incorporation; Substrate: dTTP
T4 D112AE114A Reha-Krantz LJ1996 Vmax 0.01 /second Reaction: Nucleotide incorporation; Substrate: dTTP
T4 D112AE114A Reha-Krantz LJ1996 Vmax 0.005 /second Reaction: Nucleotide incorporation; Substrate: dTTP
T4 D112AE114A Reha-Krantz LJ1996 Vmax 0.04 /second Reaction: Nucleotide incorporation; Substrate: dTTP

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