Journal article

The activator/repressor protein DnrO of Streptomyces peucetius binds to DNA without changing its topology

Vasanthakumar Ajithkumar, Ranjan Prasad

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES | ELSEVIER | Published : 2010

Abstract

Regulatory proteins that bind to upstream un-translated region often control transcription of prokaryotic genes. Many of these proteins bend or distort their DNA binding sites, and the induced DNA curvature facilitates protein-protein or protein-DNA contacts essential for transcriptional regulation. DnrO is an essential transcription regulator of Streptomyces peucetius that activates daunorubicin biosynthetic pathway. It binds to a specific sequence adjacent to dnrN promoter to activate transcription. The same binding event represses its own transcription. DNA binding domain of DnrO is within 60 aa from N-terminal end of the 340 aa protein. Helix-turn-helix motif in DnrO is similar to BirA r..

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