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Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative bacterial pathogen with a small genome of 1.64-1.67 Mb. More than 20 putative DNA restriction-modification (R-M) systems, comprising more than 4% of the total genome, have been identified in the two completely sequenced H. pylori strains, 26695 and J99, based on sequence similarities. In this study, we have(More)
We have isolated, cloned, and characterized a DNA polymerase from the hyperthermophile archaea Thermococcus litoralis, the Tli DNA polymerase (also referred to as Vent DNA polymerase). The enzyme is extremely thermostable, having a half-life of 8 h at 95 degrees C and about 2 h at 100 degrees C. Pseudo-first-order kinetics at 70 degrees C reveal an(More)
Five extremely thermophilic Archaea from hydrothermal vents were isolated, and their DNA polymerases were cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. Protein splicing elements (inteins) are present in many archaeal DNA polymerases, but only the DNA polymerase from strain GB-C contained an intein. Of the five cloned DNA polymerases, the Thermococcus sp. 9(More)
Helicobacter pylori is a gram-negative bacterium, which colonizes the gastric mucosa of humans and is implicated in a wide range of gastroduodenal diseases. The genomic sequences of two H.pylori strains, 26695 and J99, have been published recently. About two dozen potential restriction-modification (R-M) systems have been annotated in both genomes, which is(More)
N.BstNBI is a nicking endonuclease that recognizes the sequence GAGTC and nicks the top strand preferentially. The Type IIs restriction endonucleases PleI and MlyI also recognize GAGTC, but cleave both DNA strands. Cloning and sequencing the genes encoding each of these three endonucleases discloses significant sequence similarities. Mutagenesis studies(More)
The BcgI restriction enzyme from Bacillus coagulans is unusual in that it cleaves on both sides of its recognition site, CGAN6TGC, releasing a fragment that includes the site and several bases on each side. We report the organization and nucleotide sequences of the genes for the BcgI restriction-modification system and the properties of the proteins that(More)
BstYI, an isoschizomer of XhoII and MflI, has been purified from Bacillus stearothermophilus Y406. This enzyme recognized 5'...Pu/GATCPy...3' in DNA and cleaved between Pu and G in this sequence. BstYI can be easily isolated and purified by heparin-agarose column chromatography in a high yield (8000 units BstYI can be obtained per g wet wt of cells).
We have purified and characterized a new restriction endonuclease, BcgI, which has properties unlike those of the three recognized classes of restriction enzymes. BcgI was isolated from Bacillus coagulans, and it recognizes the sequence CGAN6TGC. BcgI cleaves double stranded DNA on both strands upstream and downstream of the recognition sequence, so that(More)
  • H M Kong
  • Journal of molecular biology
  • 1998
BcgI is a novel, multi-subunit, restriction-modification (R-M) system that differs from all the other types of R-M system in its genetic and functional organization. The holoenzyme contains two different subunits, BcgI A and BcgI B. Both are required for endonuclease and methyltransferase activities. Here, we show that the endonuclease activity is mediated(More)