A Protein–DNA Binding Mechanism Proceeds Through Multi-state or Two-state Parallel Pathways

Authors
Ferreiro, Diego; de Prat Gay, Gonzalo
Publication Year
2003
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
The DNA-binding mechanism of the dimeric C-terminal domain of the papillomavirus E2 protein with its specific DNA target was investigated and shown to proceed through two parallel pathways. A sequential multi-step reaction is initiated by the diffusion-controlled formation of an encounter complex, with no evidence of base sequence discrimination capacity. Following a substantial conformational rearrangement of the protein, a solvent exclusion step leading to the formation of a final protein-DNA complex was identified. This last step involves the largest burial of surface area from the interface and involves the consolidation of the direct readout of the DNA bases. Double-jump stopped-flow experiments allowed us to characterize the sequence of events and demonstrated that a fast-formed consolidated complex can take place through a parallel route. We present the simplest model for the overall mechanism with a description of all the intermediate species in energetic terms.
Fil: Ferreiro, Diego. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Parque Centenario. Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquímicas de Buenos Aires. Fundación Instituto Leloir. Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquímicas de Buenos Aires; Argentina. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales; Argentina
Fil: de Prat Gay, Gonzalo. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Parque Centenario. Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquímicas de Buenos Aires. Fundación Instituto Leloir. Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquímicas de Buenos Aires; Argentina. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales; Argentina
Subject
DNA-BINDING
HPV-E2
PROTEIN–DNA
STOPPED FLOW
Otras Ciencias Químicas
Ciencias Químicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/43481