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The specificity (S) subunit of the restriction enzyme EcoKI imparts specificity for the sequence AAC(N6)GTGC. Substitution of thymine with bromodeoxyuridine in a 25 bp DNA duplex containing this sequence stimulated UV light-induced covalent crosslinking to the S subunit. Crosslinking occurred only at the residue complementary to the first adenine in the AAC sequence, demonstrating a close contact between the major groove at this sequence and the S subunit. Peptide sequencing of a proteolytically-digested, crosslinked complex identified tyrosine 27 in the S subunit as the site of crosslinking. This is consistent with the role of the N-terminal domain of the S subunit in recognizing the AAC sequence. Tyrosine 27 is conserved in the S subunits of the three type I enzymes that share the sequence AA in the trinucleotide component of their target sequence. This suggests that tyrosine 27 may make a similar DNA contact in these other enzymes.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Nucleic Acids Res

Publication Date

11/04/1995

Volume

23

Pages

1177 - 1183

Keywords

Amino Acid Sequence, Base Sequence, Binding Sites, Bromodeoxyuridine, Cross-Linking Reagents, DNA, DNA Restriction Enzymes, In Vitro Techniques, Molecular Sequence Data, Sequence Homology, Amino Acid, Substrate Specificity, Trypsin, Tyrosine, Ultraviolet Rays