The chromosomal protein MC1 from the archaebacterium Methanosarcina sp. CHTI 55 induces DNA bending and supercoiling.

@article{Laine1991TheCP,
  title={The chromosomal protein MC1 from the archaebacterium Methanosarcina sp. CHTI 55 induces DNA bending and supercoiling.},
  author={Bernard Laine and Françoise Culard and Jean Claude Maurizot and P. Sauti{\`e}re},
  journal={Nucleic acids research},
  year={1991},
  volume={19 11},
  pages={3041-5}
}
We have investigated the effect on the DNA structure of protein MC1, a basic and small polypeptide (Mr 10700) representing the major chromosomal protein in Methanosarcinaceae. The ability of protein MC1 to strongly favour cyclization upon polymerization of short DNA fragments by T4 DNA ligase indicates that protein MC1 mediates DNA bending. Several… CONTINUE READING