We showed previously that bacterially expressed full-length human wild-type p53b(1-393) binds selectively to supercoiled (sc)DNA in sc/linear DNA competition experiments, a process we termed supercoil-selective (SCS) binding. Using p53 deletion mutants and pBluescript scDNA (lacking the p53 recognition sequence) at native superhelix density we demonstrate… (More)
The tumour suppressor protein p53 is one of the most important factors regulating cell proliferation, differentiation and programmed cell death in response to a variety of cellular stress signals. P53 is a nuclear phosphoprotein and its biochemical function is closely associated with its ability to bind DNA in a sequence-specific manner and operate as a… (More)
Hot spot mutant p53 (mutp53) proteins exert oncogenic gain-of-function activities. Binding of mutp53 to DNA is assumed to be involved in mutp53-mediated repression or activation of several mutp53 target genes. To investigate the importance of DNA topology on mutp53-DNA recognition in vitro and in cells, we analyzed the interaction of seven hot spot mutp53… (More)
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Electrochemical analysis of nucleic acids, proteins and polysaccharides represents an interesting, although not widely spread alternative to current methods based predominantly on optical detection because it offers a relatively inexpensive, fast and instrumentally simple detection of parallel samples on miniaturized chips, ideal for personalized medicine… (More)
Using constant current chronopotentiometry we showed that in 50 mM sodium phosphate (pH 7) bovine serum albumin and some other proteins were not significantly denatured at a bare mercury electrode while at higher phosphate concentrations they underwent electric field-driven denaturation on the electrode surface.
©1998 Biological Procedures Online. All rights reserved. Paper-based copying permitted for internal use for educational or non-profit purposes only. Otherwise, this article may be copied to paper provided that $US15 per copy is paid directly to Biological Procedures Online. Electronic copying, storage or redistribution prohibited. ABSTRACT Stripping… (More)