A homogeneous resonance energy transfer-based assay to monitor MutS/DNA interactions.

Abstract : Probing the interactions of the DNA mismatch repair protein MutS with altered and damaged DNA is of great interest both for the understanding of the mismatch repair system function and for the development of tools to detect mutations. Here we describe a homogeneous time-resolved fluorescence (HTRF) assay to study the interactions of Escherichia coli MutS protein with various DNA substrates. First, we designed an indirect HTRF assay on a microtiter plate format and demonstrated its general applicability through the analysis of the interactions between MutS and mismatched DNA or DNA containing the most common lesion of the anticancer drug cisplatin. Then we directly labeled MutS with the long-lived fluorescent donor molecule europium tris-bipyridine cryptate ([TBP(Eu(3+))]) and demonstrated by electrophoretic mobility shift assay that this chemically labeled protein retained DNA mismatch binding property. Consequently, we used [TBP(Eu(3+))]-MutS to develop a faster and simpler semidirect HTRF assay.
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Evelyne Lopez-Crapez, Jean-Marc Malinge, François Gatchitch, Laetitia Casano, Thierry Langlois, et al.. A homogeneous resonance energy transfer-based assay to monitor MutS/DNA interactions.. Analytical Biochemistry, Elsevier Masson, 2008, 383 (2), pp.301-6. ⟨10.1016/j.ab.2008.09.004⟩. ⟨hal-00346456⟩



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