IHF-dependent activation of P1 plasmid origin by dnaA.

In bacteria, many DNA-protein interactions that initiate transcription, replication and recombination require the mediation of DNA architectural proteins such as IHF and HU. For replication initiation, plasmid P1 requires three origin binding proteins: the architectural protein HU, a plasmid-specific initiator, RepA, and the Escherichia coli chromosomal… CONTINUE READING