Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-25-1993

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Abstract

A DNA polymerase activity from mitochondria of the dicotyledonous angiosperm Chenopodium album L. was purified almost 9000 fold by successive column chromatography steps on DEAE cellulose, heparin agarose and ssDNA cellulose. The enzyme was characterized as a gamma-class polymerase, based on its resistance to inhibitors of the nuclear DNA polymerase alpha and its preference for poly(rA).(dT)12-18 over activated DNA in vitro. The molecular weight was estimated to be 80,000 - 90,000. A 3' to 5' exonuclease activity was found to be tightly associated with the DNA polymerase activity through all purification steps. This is the first report of an association between a DNA polymerase and an exonuclease activity in plant mitochondria.

Comments

Originally published in Nucleic Acids Research (1993) 21 (21).

Publication Title

Nucleic Acids Research

Volume

21

Issue

21

First Page

4893

Last Page

4899

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