Purification and characterization of a novel ATP-independent type I DNA topoisomerase from a marine methylotroph.

DNA topoisomerase is involved in DNA repair and replication. In this study, a novel ATP-independent 30-kDa type I DNA topoisomerase was purified and characterized from a marine methylotroph, Methylophaga sp. strain 3. The purified enzyme composed of a single polypeptide was active over a broad range of temperature and pH. The enzyme was able to relax only… CONTINUE READING