Identification of active site residues in the "GyrA" half of yeast DNA topoisomerase II.

Site-directed mutagenesis was carried out at 10 highly conserved polar residues within the C-terminal half of yeast DNA topoisomerase II, which corresponds to the A subunit of bacterial DNA gyrase, to identify amino acid side chains that augment the active site tyrosine Tyr-782 in the breakage and rejoining of DNA strands. Complementation tests show that… CONTINUE READING