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Escherichia coli MutY is an adenine DNA glycosylase active on DNA substrates containing A/G, A/C, or A/8-oxoG mismatches. Although MutY can form a covalent intermediate with its DNA substrates, its possession of 3' apurinic lyase activity is controversial. To study the reaction mechanism of MutY, the conserved Asp-138 was mutated to Asn and the reactivity(More)
Potential DNA contacts involved in the specific interaction between the Escherichia coli MutY protein and a 40-mer oligonucleotide containing an A/G mismatch have been examined by alkylation interference techniques. Ethylation interference patterns suggest that more than five phosphates are involved in electrostatic interactions between MutY and DNA.(More)
We sought to determine whether the combination of low-intermediate clinical risk of acute lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and negative ELISA D-dimer assay can eliminate the need for duplex ultrasonography. Three hundred thirty-six patients prospectively underwent clinical risk stratification (low, intermediate, and high), D-dimer testing, and(More)
Escherichia coli MutY is a 39 kDa adenine DNA glycosylase and 3' apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) lyase that is active on DNA substrates containing A/G, A/C, or A/8-oxoG mismatches. 8-oxoG (7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine or GO) is a major stable product of oxidative damage, and A/GO mismatches may be particularly important biological substrates for MutY. Proteolytic(More)
Escherichia coli MutY protein cleaves A/G- or a/7,8-dihydro-8-oxo-guanine (A/GO)-containing DNA on the A-strand by N-glycosylase and apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease or lyase activities. In this paper, we show that MutY can be trapped in a stable covalent enzyme-DNA intermediate in the presence of sodium borohydride, a new finding that supports the(More)
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