Example sentences for: abasic

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  • Although motif 12 contains several highly conserved residues that, according to mutagenesis results (Table 1) contribute to APE1 activity, only His309 is very close to the abasic site in the DNA.

  • Is the specificity of APE determined by binding 3' to an abasic site?

  • The residues contacting the region 3' to the abasic site come from three different uniquely conserved areas of APEs (molegos 6,7a, 10) as well as 11, a molego that is similar to that in DNase-1.

  • This redundancy of binding to the 3' side is unique to APE, as is its strong binding to the DNA opposite the abasic site.

  • For example, Herschlag and co-workers have previously shown that a nucleobase could complement an abasic site within the hammerhead ribozyme, restoring cleavage activity [ 1 ] . Similarly, Porta and Lizardi engineered a hammerhead ribozyme that assumed an inactive secondary structure; upon the addition of an oligonucleotide that disrupted the engineered secondary structure, the ribozyme was activated [ 2 ] . More recently, it has previously been shown that many selected nucleic acid binding species (aptamers) undergo conformational changes upon ligand binding [ 3 4 5 6 ] In addition, when aptamers are conjoined to ribozymes, the ligand-induced conformational changes in the aptamers frequently modulate the structures and hence the activities of the ribozymes [ 7 8 9 ] For example, binding of theophylline to the anti-theophylline aptamer [ 10 ] modulates the conformation of residue [ 11 12 ] and the overall stability of the aptamer [ 10 13 ] . Appending the anti-theophylline aptamer to the hammerhead ribozyme allowed cleavage activity to be modulated by 110-fold by theophylline [ 13 ] . Similarly, appending the anti-theophylline aptamer to a small ribozyme ligase (L1) generated an aptazyme that was activated 1,600-fold by saturating theophylline concentrations [ 14 ] .


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