Kinetic Properties of Qβ Replicase, an RNA Dependent RNA Polymerase

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Abstract

The kinetic properties of Qβ replicase, an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, were investigated experimentally. The reaction at the A-incorporation site was inhibited by UTP and CTP with inhibition constants of 3.2 and 2.7 mM, respectively, while the reactions at the U-, G-, and C-incor-poration sites were inhibited by ATP with inhibition constants of 1.09, 1.25, and 1.48 mM, respectively. When nucleotide concentrations were low, C was incorporated at the fastest rate and G at the slowest. Accordingly, the G-incorporation step largely limits the overall reaction rate. From the obtained kinetic parameters, calculations showed that the optimum ratio of the concentrations of the four nucleotides could be achieved by increasing the ratio of GTP concentration with a concomitant decrease in the ratios of CTP and ATP concentrations. Consequently, a 60 to 140% increase in the reaction rate is expected as compared to the rate with equimolar ratio of the four nucleotides.

Journal

  • Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering

    Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering 93(3), 322-327, 2002-03-25

    The Society for Biotechnology, Japan

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110002684740
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11307678
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    13891723
  • NDL Article ID
    6126716
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZP15(科学技術--化学・化学工業--醗酵・微生物工学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-S65
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  NII-ELS 
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