UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

In eukaryotic flap endonuclease 1, the C terminus is essential for substrate binding.


Stucki, M; Jónsson, Z O; Hübscher, U (2001). In eukaryotic flap endonuclease 1, the C terminus is essential for substrate binding. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 276(11):7843-7849.

Abstract

Flap endonuclease 1 (Fen1) is a structure-specific metallonuclease with important functions in DNA replication and DNA repair. It interacts like many other proteins involved in DNA metabolic events with proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), and its enzymatic activity is stimulated by PCNA in vitro. The PCNA interaction site is located close to the C terminus of Fen1 and is flanked by a conserved basic region of 35-38 amino acids in eukaryotic species but not in archaea. We have constructed two deletion mutants of human Fen1 that lack either the PCNA interaction motif or a part of its adjacent C-terminal region and analyzed them in a variety of assays. Remarkably, deletion of the basic C-terminal region did not affect PCNA interaction but resulted in a protein with significantly reduced enzymatic activity. Electrophoretic mobility shift analysis revealed that this mutant displayed a severe defect in substrate binding. Our results suggest that the C terminus of eukaryotic Fen1 consists of two functionally distinct regions that together might form an important regulatory domain.

Flap endonuclease 1 (Fen1) is a structure-specific metallonuclease with important functions in DNA replication and DNA repair. It interacts like many other proteins involved in DNA metabolic events with proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), and its enzymatic activity is stimulated by PCNA in vitro. The PCNA interaction site is located close to the C terminus of Fen1 and is flanked by a conserved basic region of 35-38 amino acids in eukaryotic species but not in archaea. We have constructed two deletion mutants of human Fen1 that lack either the PCNA interaction motif or a part of its adjacent C-terminal region and analyzed them in a variety of assays. Remarkably, deletion of the basic C-terminal region did not affect PCNA interaction but resulted in a protein with significantly reduced enzymatic activity. Electrophoretic mobility shift analysis revealed that this mutant displayed a severe defect in substrate binding. Our results suggest that the C terminus of eukaryotic Fen1 consists of two functionally distinct regions that together might form an important regulatory domain.

Citations

39 citations in Web of Science®
38 citations in Scopus®
Google Scholar™

Altmetrics

Downloads

41 downloads since deposited on 11 Feb 2008
11 downloads since 12 months
Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Language:English
Date:16 March 2001
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:18
Last Modified:26 Aug 2016 07:32
Publisher:American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
ISSN:0021-9258
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:10.1074/jbc.M008829200
PubMed ID:11083875
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-822

Download

[img]
Preview
Filetype: PDF
Size: 404kB
View at publisher

TrendTerms

TrendTerms displays relevant terms of the abstract of this publication and related documents on a map. The terms and their relations were extracted from ZORA using word statistics. Their timelines are taken from ZORA as well. The bubble size of a term is proportional to the number of documents where the term occurs. Red, orange, yellow and green colors are used for terms that occur in the current document; red indicates high interlinkedness of a term with other terms, orange, yellow and green decreasing interlinkedness. Blue is used for terms that have a relation with the terms in this document, but occur in other documents.
You can navigate and zoom the map. Mouse-hovering a term displays its timeline, clicking it yields the associated documents.

Author Collaborations