Characterization of interaction of C- and N-terminal domains in LIM15/DMC1and RAD51 from a basidiomycetes, Coprinus cinereus

Citation
T. Nara et al., Characterization of interaction of C- and N-terminal domains in LIM15/DMC1and RAD51 from a basidiomycetes, Coprinus cinereus, BIOC BIOP R, 275(1), 2000, pp. 97-102
Citations number
30
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Biochemistry & Biophysics
Journal title
BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
ISSN journal
0006-291X → ACNP
Volume
275
Issue
1
Year of publication
2000
Pages
97 - 102
Database
ISI
SICI code
0006-291X(20000818)275:1<97:COIOCA>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
Both LIM15/DMC1 and RAD51 are thought to be essential for meiosis in which homologous chromosomes pair and recombine. The primary purpose of the prese nt study was to investigate the homotypic and heterotypic interactions amon g their terminal domains. We prepared cDNAs and recombinant proteins of the full-length, N-terminal, and the C-terminal domains of LIM15/DMC1 (CoLIM15 ) and RAD51 (CoRAD51) from the basidiomycete Coprinus cinereus. In both two -hybrid assay in vivo and pull-down assay in vitro, either CoLim15 or CoRad 51 interacted homotypically between the C-terminal domains, respectively, b ut no heterotypic interaction was observed between CoLim15 and CoRad51. The N-terminal domain of CoLim15 bound to ssDNA and dsDNA, while the C-termina l domain of CoRad51 appeared to interact weakly with ssDNA. Based on these results, the interaction among the strand-exchange proteins and meiosis was discussed. (C) 2000 Academic Press.