The amino acid sequence of a small DNA binding protein from the archaebacterium Sulfolobus solfataricus

Makoto Kimura, Junko Kimura, Philippa Davie, Richard Reinhardt, Jan Dijk

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Abstract

The thermoacidophilic archaebacterium Sulfolobus solfataricus possesses several DNA binding proteins which may have a histone-like function. Two particularly dominant species have molecular masses of 7 and 10 kDa, respectively. We have purified one of the small proteins which occurs in a relatively large amount and have determined its amino acid sequence. The protein is characterized by a high lysine content; in the N-terminal region the lysine residues occur in an alternating order: X-K-X-K-X-K-X-K. The amino acid sequence does not indicate any obvious homology to those DNA binding proteins whose sequences have been determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-178
Number of pages3
JournalFEBS Letters
Volume176
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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