A conserved region in the amino terminus of DNA polymerase δ is involved in proliferating cell nuclear antigen binding

S. J. Zhang, X. R. Zeng, P. Zhang, N. L. Toomey, R. Y. Chuang, L. S. Chang, M. Y.W.T. Lee

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Abstract

Synthetic peptides to selected sequences in human DNA polymerase δ (pol δ) were used to identify the region involved in the interaction of pol δ to proliferating cell nuclear antigen. Peptides corresponding to sequences in five regions in the amino terminus of human pol δ and three in the carboxyl terminus, which are conserved with the yeast homologs of pol δ, were tested. These studies showed that the peptide corresponding to the N2 region (residues 129-149) selectively and specifically inhibited the PCNA stimulation of pol δ. This inhibition was relieved by titration with excess PCNA. The identification of the N-2 region as being involved in PCNA binding was supported by studies that demonstrated that the N2 peptide could bind PCNA. Deletion mutants of pol δ expressed in Sf9 cells provided evidence that the binding region for PCNA was located in the first 182 residues of the amino terminus. These studies provide reasonable evidence that residues within the region 129-149 of pol δ are involved in the binding site for PCNA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7988-7992
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Volume270
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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