The MutS C terminus is essential for mismatch repair activity in vivo
Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology; Program in Molecular Medicine
Medical Subject Headings
Adenosine Triphosphatases; Bacterial Proteins; Base Pair Mismatch; DNA Repair; DNA-Binding Proteins; Escherichia coli; *Escherichia coli Proteins; MutS DNA Mismatch-Binding Protein; *Mutation
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
An Escherichia coli K-12 strain was constructed with a chromosomal deletion (mutSdelta800) in the mutS gene that produced the removal of the C-terminal 53 amino acids which are not present in the MutS crystal structure. This strain has a MutS null phenotype for mutation avoidance, anti-recombination, and sensitivity to cytotoxic agents in a dam mutant background.
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Citation: J Bacteriol. 2005 Sep;187(18):6577-9. Link to article on publisher's site
Journal of bacteriology
Calmann, Melissa A.; Nowosielska, Anetta; and Marinus, Martin G., "The MutS C terminus is essential for mismatch repair activity in vivo" (2005). GSBS Student Publications. 171.