Allosteric interaction of a herpes simplex viral thymidine kinase with host DNA polymerase α in mouse LP1-1 cells

C. G. Kim, E. Y. Shim, J. E. Lee, Y. K. Jang, C. G. Lee, S. D. Park

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Abstract

A DNA polymerase α-associated multienzyme complex isolated from mouse LP1-1 cells transfected with the thymidine kinase gene of herpes simplex virus type I (1) showed activities of DNA polymerase α, topoisomerase II, and thymidine kinase (TK) in the complex. TK antiserum recognized a 43 kDa polypeptide only in the fraction of the multienzyme complex prepared from the LP1-1 cells but not that from L-M(TK-) cells. In permeabilized cells, hydroxyurea did not show any inhibitory effect on either DNA polymerase or TK, whereas aphidicolin, novobiocin and TK antiserum inhibited both enzymes. These results provide evidence for the functional association and an allosteric interaction between the viral TK and host DNA polymerase α.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)651-657
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemistry and Molecular Biology International
Volume32
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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