Dmitry G Knorre

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The affinities of oligothymidylates and of some analogs for the template site, of a set of oligodeoxyribo- and oligoribonucleotides for the primer site, and of dNTPs and some analogs for the substrate sites of DNA polymerase I Klenow fragment and of human placenta DNA polymerase alpha were measured using them either as competitors of affinity modification(More)
APE1 is a multifunctional enzyme that plays a central role in base excision repair (BER) of DNA. APE1 is also involved in the alternative nucleotide incision repair (NIR) pathway. We present an analysis of conformational dynamics and kinetic mechanisms of the full-length APE1 and truncated NDelta61-APE1 lacking the N-terminal 61 amino acids (REF1 domain) in(More)
DNA fragments were synthesized consisting of 12 nucleotides and containing non-nucleotide inserts of different length in the middle. Two nitroxide spin labels 4-amino-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl were attached at the two ends of the molecules. Single-stranded DNAs and double-stranded DNAs (DNA duplexes) in frozen at 77 K glassy water/glycerol(More)
Lethal factor (LF), a zinc-dependent protease of high specificity produced by Bacillus anthracis, is the effector component of the binary toxin that causes death in anthrax. New therapeutics targeting the toxin are required to reduce systemic anthrax-related fatalities. In particular, new insights into the LF catalytic mechanism will be useful for the(More)
Kinetics of oligonucleotide pd(TGAATGGGAAGA) modification by a hemin derivative of the complementary oligonucleotide pd(TTCCCATT) in the presence of hydrogen peroxide was investigated. The treatment of experimental data permitted to evaluate the association and rate constants at 25 degrees C: Kx = (3.40 +/- 0.38) x 10(5) M-1 (association constant of the(More)
The dependence of initial rate v0 of ATP--PPi exchange reaction catalyzed by RNA-ligase of bacteriophage T4 on the concentration of ATP(s), pyrophosphate (z) and Mgcl2 has been determined. The dependence of v0 on s and z described by the equation v0 = k-1k2E0/(k-1 + K2) (1 + K1/s + k2/z) has been obtained for the reaction of E + S in equilibrium ES in(More)