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Bacillus subtilis phage SPR codes for a DNA methyltransferase with triple sequence specificity

Günthert, U. and Reiners, L.. (1987) Bacillus subtilis phage SPR codes for a DNA methyltransferase with triple sequence specificity. Nucleic acids research, Vol. 15, H. 9. S. 3689-3702.

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Abstract

SPR, a temperate Bacillus subtilis phage, codes for a DNA methyltransferase that can methylate the sequences GGCC (or GGCC) and CCGG at the cytosines indicated. We show here that it can also methylate the sequence CC(A/T)GG and protect it from cleavage with EcoRII and ApyI. This methylation can be seen in vivo as well as in vitro with purified SPR methyltransferase. SPR19 and SPR83 are two mutant phages, defective in GGCC or CCGG methylation, respectively. These mutants have not lost their ability to methylate CC(A/T)GG sites. Mutation SPR26 has lost the ability to methylate all three sites. Thus the SPR methyltransferase codes for three genetically distinguishable methylation abilities.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB > Neuro- und Muskelpathologie (Frank)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB > Neuro- und Muskelpathologie (Frank)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB > Allgemeine Pathologie (Tolnay)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB > Allgemeine Pathologie (Tolnay)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Allgemeine und spezielle Pathologie (Oberholzer)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Allgemeine und spezielle Pathologie (Oberholzer)
UniBasel Contributors:Günthert, Ursula
Item Type:Article, refereed
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Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0305-1048
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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