Ana Šimatović

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The RecA protein in its functional state is in complex with single-stranded DNA, i.e., in the form of a RecA filament. In SOS induction, the RecA filament functions as a coprotease, enabling the autodigestion of the LexA repressor. The RecA filament can be formed by different mechanisms, but all of them require three enzymatic activities essential for the(More)
Homologous recombination is an essential process in double-strand break repair. The main requirement for recombination is formation of a RecA filament. Double-strand breaks can be processed into a RecA filament by the action of three enzymatic activities: helicase, 5'-3' exonuclease and RecA loading onto ssDNA. These activities are provided by the RecBCD(More)
Homologous recombination is a crucial process for the maintenance of genome integrity. The two main recombination pathways in Escherichia coli (RecBCD and RecF) differ in the initiation of recombination. The RecBCD enzyme is the only component of the RecBCD pathway which acts in the initiation of recombination, and possesses all biochemical activities(More)
In bacteria, the RecA protein forms recombinogenic filaments required for the SOS response and DNA recombination. In order to form a recombinogenic filament, wild type RecA needs to bind ATP and to interact with mediator proteins. The RecA730 protein is a mutant version of RecA with superior catalytic abilities, allowing filament formation without the help(More)
Effluents from pharmaceutical industries are recognized as significant contributors to aquatic pollution with antibiotics. Although such pollution has been mostly reported in Asia, knowledge on industrial discharges in other regions of the world, including Europe, and on the effects associated with such exposures is still limited. Thus, we performed(More)
Recombination of non-replicative plasmids bearing yeast homology with the chromosome can integrate the plasmid molecule into the genome. Such process is also known to integrate more than one plasmid molecule leading to multiple, tandem plasmid integration. However, its exact molecular mechanism remains unknown. There are two alternative models to explain(More)
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