Mutant Escherichia coli Ada proteins simultaneously defective in the repair of O6-methylguanine and in gene activation.

Abstract

The activated Ada protein triggers expression of DNA repair genes in Escherichia coli in response to alkylation damage. Ada also possesses two distinct suicide alkyltransferase activities, for O6-alkylguanines and for alkyl phosphotriesters in DNA. The mutant Ada3 and Ada5 transferases repair O6-methylguanine in DNA 20 and 3000 times more slowly… (More)

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