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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Dec 21;107(51):22090-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1009182107. Epub 2010 Dec 2.

Apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) site recognition by the 5'-dRP/AP lyase in poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1).

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Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia.


The capacity of human poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1) to interact with intact apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) sites in DNA has been demonstrated. In cell extracts, sodium borohydride reduction of the PARP-1/AP site DNA complex resulted in covalent cross-linking of PARP-1 to DNA; the identity of cross-linked PARP-1 was confirmed by mass spectrometry. Using purified human PARP-1, the specificity of PARP-1 binding to AP site-containing DNA was confirmed in competition binding experiments. PARP-1 was only weakly activated to conduct poly(ADP-ribose) synthesis upon binding to AP site-containing DNA, but was strongly activated for poly(ADP-ribose) synthesis upon strand incision by AP endonuclease 1 (APE1). By virtue of its binding to AP sites, PARP-1 could be poised for its role in base excision repair, pending DNA strand incision by APE1 or the 5'-dRP/AP lyase activity in PARP-1.

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