Specificity of DNA repair methyltransferases determined by competitive inactivation with oligonucleotide substrates: evidence that Escherichia coli Ada repairs O6-methylguanine and O4-methylthymine with similar efficiency.

@article{Paalman1997SpecificityOD,
  title={Specificity of DNA repair methyltransferases determined by competitive inactivation with oligonucleotide substrates: evidence that Escherichia coli Ada repairs O6-methylguanine and O4-methylthymine with similar efficiency.},
  author={S R Paalman and Chang Ohk Sung and Neil D. Clarke},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={1997},
  volume={36 37},
  pages={11118-24}
}
DNA repair methyltransferases (MTases) are stoichiometric acceptor molecules that are irreversibly inactivated in the course of removing a methyl group from O6-methylguanine (meG)-DNA or O4-methylthymine (meT)-DNA. A new assay has been developed to determine the relative efficiency of repair of meG and meT. The assay is based on the deprotection of methylated restriction sites in synthetic oligonucleotides and can be used to measure meG repair or meT repair directly. More importantly, relative… CONTINUE READING