GSBS Student Publications

Title

Differential effects of cisplatin and MNNG on dna mutants of Escherichia coli

GSBS Program

Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology

Publication Date

2005-09-08

UMMS Affiliation

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

DNA mismatch repair (MMR) in mammalian cells or Escherichia coli dam mutants increases the cytotoxic effects of cisplatin and N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG). We found that, unlike wildtype, the dnaE486 (alpha catalytic subunit of DNA polymerase III holoenzyme) mutant, and a DnaX (clamp loader subunits) over-producer, are sensitive to cisplatin but resistant to MNNG at the permissive temperature for growth. Survival of dam-13 dnaN159 (beta sliding clamp) bacteria to cisplatin was significantly less than dam cells, suggesting decreased MMR, which may be due to reduced MutS-beta clamp interaction. We also found an elevated spontaneous mutant frequency to rifampicin resistance in dnaE486 (10-fold), dnaN159 (35-fold) and dnaX36 (10-fold) strains. The mutation spectrum in the dnaN159 strain was consistent with increased SOS induction and not indicative of MMR deficiency.

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.mrfmmm.2005.06.030

Source

Mutat Res. 2005 Oct 15;578(1-2):406-16. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Mutation research

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

16144703

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