Journal article

The influence of the proliferating cell nuclear antigen-interacting domain of p21(CIP1) on DNA synthesis catalyzed by the human and Saccharomyces cerevisiae polymerase delta holoenzymes.

E Gibbs, Z Kelman, JM Gulbis, M O'Donnell, J Kuriyan, PM Burgers, J Hurwitz

Journal of Biological Chemistry | Published : 1997


In eukaryotes, processive DNA synthesis catalyzed by DNA polymerases delta and epsilon (pol delta and epsilon) requires the proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA). It has recently been shown that in humans (h), the PCNA function, required for both DNA replication and nucleotide excision repair, can be inactivated by p21(CIP1) due to a specific interaction between hPCNA and the carboxyl terminus of p21(CIP1). In this report, we show that Saccharomyces cerevisiae (S. cerevisiae) PCNA-dependent pol delta-catalyzed DNA synthesis was inhibited less efficiently than the human system by the intact p21(CIP1) protein and was unaffected by the p21(CIP1) carboxyl-terminal peptide (codons 139-160). T..

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