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The MutS C terminus is essential for mismatch repair activity in vivo

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Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology

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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology; Program in Molecular Medicine



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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

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Journal of bacteriology

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