DNA binding specificity of MunI restriction endonuclease is controlled by pH and calcium ions: involvement of active site carboxylate residues.


Gel shift analysis reveals [Lagunavicius, A., & Siksnys, V. (1997) Biochemistry 36 (preceding paper in this issue)] that at pH 8.3 in the absence of Mg2+, MunI restriction endonuclease exhibits little DNA binding specificity, as compared with the D83A and E98A mutants of MunI. This suggests that charged carboxylate residue(s) influence the DNA binding… (More)


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