Purification of the E. coli ogt gene product to homogeneity and its rate of action on O6-methylguanine, O6-ethylguanine and O4-methylthymine in dodecadeoxyribonucleotides.

The E. coli gene ogt encodes the DNA repair protein O6-alkylguanine-DNA-alkyltransferase (O6-AlkG ATase). The protein coding region of the gene was cloned into a multicopy expression vector to obtain high yields of the enzyme (approximately 0.2% of total protein) which was purified to apparent homogeneity by affinity, molecular exclusion and reverse-phase… CONTINUE READING