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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1997 Jun 9;235(1):64-8.

Molecular cloning of a rat 49-kDa TBP-interacting protein (TIP49) that is highly homologous to the bacterial RuvB.

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Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chiba University, Inage-ku, Japan.

Abstract

TBP as a central component in transcriptional regulation can form complexes with various regulatory factors. Using histidine-tagged TBP for affinity-purification of TBP-bound proteins, we isolated a 49-kD protein termed TBP-interacting protein 49 (TIP49) from rat liver nuclear extracts. We cloned the entire cDNA of TIP49 encoding a novel polypeptide of 456 amino acids, and thereafter established an FM3A cell line that constitutively expressed an epitope-tagged TBP. Immunoprecipitation analysis of the cell extracts indicated that TIP49 and TBP were present in an identical complex. Interestingly, the amino acid sequence of TIP49 exhibited high similarity to those sequences of the RuvB bacterial recombination factors which direct branch migration of the Holliday junction and contain the Walker A and B motifs responsible for ATP binding and ATP hydrolysis. These findings suggest that TIP49 is a putative ATP-dependent DNA helicase.

PMID:
9196036
DOI:
10.1006/bbrc.1997.6729
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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