Werner interacting protein 1 (WRNIP1) that is highly conserved from Escherichia coli to human was originally identified as a protein that interacts with the Werner syndrome responsible gene product (WRN). Here, human WRNIP1 and WRN are shown to bind to template-primer DNA, and WRNIP1, but not WRN, requires ATP for DNA binding. Under conditions of a limiting amount of WRN, WRNIP1 facilitated binding of WRN to DNA in a dose-dependent manner. However, WRNIP1 did not stimulate the DNA helicase activity of WRN, and WRN displaced pre-bound WRNIP1 from DNA. Functional relationships between WRNIP1 and WRN will be discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pharmaceutical Science