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Biochemistry. 2000 Jan 11;39(1):171-82.

Mapping protein-protein interactions within a stable complex of DNA primase and DnaB helicase from Bacillus stearothermophilus.

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  • 1Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, U.K.

Abstract

For the first time, we demonstrate directly a stable complex between a bacterial DnaG (primase) and DnaB (helicase). Utilizing fragments of both proteins, we are able to dissect interactions within this complex and provide direct evidence that it is the C-terminal domain of primase that interacts with DnaB. Furthermore, this C-terminal domain is sufficient to induce maximal stimulation of the helicase and ATPase activities of DnaB. However, the region of DnaB that interacts with the C-terminal domain of primase appears to comprise a surface on DnaB that includes regions from both of the previously identified N- and C-terminal domains. Using a combination of biochemical and physical techniques, we show that the helicase-primase complex comprises one DnaB hexamer and either two or three molecules of DnaG. Our results show that in Bacillus stearothermophilus the helicase-primase interaction at the replication fork may not be transient, as was shown to be the case in Escherichia coli. Instead, primase appears to interact with the helicase forming a tighter complex with enhanced ATPase and helicase activities.

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10625492
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PMCID:
PMC3188359
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