Characterization of a triple DNA polymerase replisome.


The replicase of all cells is thought to utilize two DNA polymerases ...
The replicase of all cells is thought to utilize two DNA polymerases for coordinated synthesis of leading and lagging strands. The DNA polymerases are held to DNA by circular sliding clamps. We demonstrate here that the E. coli DNA polymerase III holoenzyme assembles into a particle that contains three DNA polymerases. The three polymerases appear capable of simultaneous activity. Furthermore, the trimeric replicase is fully functional at a replication fork with helicase, primase, and sliding clamps; it produces slightly shorter Okazaki fragments than replisomes containing two DNA polymerases. We propose that two polymerases can function on the lagging strand and that the third DNA polymerase can act as a reserve enzyme to overcome certain types of obstacles to the replication fork.




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