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Sequence Specific Interaction between Promoter DNA and Escherichia coli RNA Polymerase: Comparative Thermodynamic Analysis with One Immobilized Partner

Ganguly, Abantika and Rajdev, Priya and Chatterji, Dipankar (2009) Sequence Specific Interaction between Promoter DNA and Escherichia coli RNA Polymerase: Comparative Thermodynamic Analysis with One Immobilized Partner. In: Journal Of Physical Chemistry B, 113 (46). pp. 15399-15408.

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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp9071197

Abstract

Sequence specific interaction between DNA and protein molecules has been a subject of active investigation for decades now. Here, we have chosen single promoter containing bacteriophage Delta D-III T7 DNA and Escherichia coli RNA polymerase and followed their recognition at the air-water interface by using the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) technique, where the movement of one of the reacting species is restricted by way of arraying them on an immobilized support. For the Langmuir monolayer studies, we used a RNA polymerase with a histidine tag attached to one of its subunits, thus making it an xcellent substrate for Ni(II) ions, while the SPR Studies were done using biotin-labeled DNA immobilized on a streptavidin-coated chip. Detailed analysis of the thermodynamic parameters as a function of concentration and temperature revealed that the interaction of RNA polymerase with T7 DNA is largely entropy driven (83 (+/- 12) kcal mol(-1)) with a positive enthalpy of 13.6 (+/- 3.6) kcal mol(-1), The free energy of reaction determined by SPR and Langmuir-Blodgett technique was -11 (+/- 2) and -15.6 kcal mol(-1), respectively. The ability of these methods to retain the specificity of the recognition process was also established.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
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Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2009 04:03
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:52
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/25012

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