Journal article

DNA-PKcs, Allostery, and DNA Double-Strand Break Repair: Defining the Structure and Setting the Stage

Dimitri Y Chirgadze, David B Ascher, Tom L Blundell, Bancinyane L Sibanda, BF Eichman (ed.)

DNA REPAIR ENZYMES: STRUCTURE, BIOPHYSICS, AND MECHANISM | ELSEVIER ACADEMIC PRESS INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

DNA-dependent protein kinase catalytic subunit (DNA-PKcs) is central to the regulation of the DNA damage response and repair through nonhomologous end joining. The structure has proved challenging due to its large size and multiple HEAT repeats. We have recently reported crystals of selenomethionine-labeled DNA-PKcs complexed with native KU80ct194 (KU80 residues 539-732) diffracting to 4.3Å resolution. The novel use of crystals of selenomethionine-labeled protein expressed in HeLa cells has facilitated the use of single anomalous X-ray scattering of this 4128 amino acid, multiple HEAT-repeat structure. The monitoring of the selenomethionines in the anomalous-difference density map has allowe..

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