Roles of DNA topoisomerases in simian virus 40 DNA replication in vitro.

We examined the roles of DNA topoisomerases in the replication of simian virus 40 (SV40) DNA in a cell-free system composed of an extract from HeLa cells supplemented with purified SV40 tumor antigen. When the activities of both topoisomerase I (EC 5.99.1.2) and topoisomerase II (EC 5.99.1.3) in the extract were blocked with specific inhibitors or… CONTINUE READING