Endonuclease activity of purified RNA-directed DNA polymerase from avian myeloblastosis virus

M Golomb, D P Grandgenett
1979 Journal of Biological Chemistry  
Highly purified preparations of RNA-directed DNA polymerase from avian myeloblastosis virus (AMV) contain a Mn2+-activated endonuclease activity capable of nicking supercoiled DNA. This endonuclease activity co-sediments in glycerol gradients with the alphabeta form of AMV DNA polymerase, and co-chromatographs with DNA polymerase activity on DEAE-cellulose, phosphocellulose, and heparin-Sepharose. It is also present in AMV alphabeta-DNA polymerase purified by electrophoresis through
more » ... g polyacrylamide gels and subsequently chromatographed on poly(C)-agarose. alphabeta-associated endonuclease is co-immunoprecipitated with DNA polymerase activity by antiserum directed against alphabeta holoenzyme. The alpha form of AMV DNA polymerase lacks this activity. In its enzymatic properties, alphabeta-associated endonuclease resembles the endodeoxyribonuclease activity associated with the AMV p32 protein, which has been shown to be structurally related to the beta (but not the alpha) subunit of AMV DNA polymerase.
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