Use of ATP, dATP and their alpha-thio derivatives to study DNA ligase adenylation.


Bacteriophage-T4 and human type I DNA ligases were found capable of self-adenylating upon exposure to both ribo- and deoxyribo-[alpha-35S]thio-ATP. However, the joining reaction does not take place in the presence of the deoxyribotriphosphates. Enzyme adenylation is reversed in all cases by an excess of PPi, but the rate of reversion is lower with thio… (More)