RGD Reference Report - Stimulation of calf thymus DNA polymerase alpha activity by nucleolar protein B23. - Rat Genome Database

Send us a Message

Submit Data |  Help |  Video Tutorials |  News |  Publications |  Download |  REST API |  Citing RGD |  Contact   

Stimulation of calf thymus DNA polymerase alpha activity by nucleolar protein B23.

Authors: Takemura, M  Ohta, N  Furuichi, Y  Takahashi, T  Yoshida, S  Olson, MO  Umekawa, H 
Citation: Takemura M, etal., Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1994 Feb 28;199(1):46-51.
RGD ID: 11535022
Pubmed: PMID:8123045   (View Abstract at PubMed)
DOI: DOI:10.1006/bbrc.1994.1191   (Journal Full-text)

Protein B23 is a major RNA-associated nucleolar protein and putative ribosome assembly factor which exists in at least two isoforms designated B23.1 and B23.2. Recently, it has been reported that B23 is copurified with DNA polymerase alpha-primase complex. To examine its possible role in DNA replication, the effects of B23 on DNA polymerase activities were investigated. B23.1 purified from rat Novikoff hepatoma ascites cell nucleoli stimulated the activity of DNA polymerase alpha by as much as 3-to 4-fold in a dose-dependent manner, while it showed little effect on the activities of DNA polymerase beta, gamma, and primase. Rat recombinant B23.1 showed the same stimulation as that of B23.1 from Novikoff cells. In contrast, isoform B23.2 showed no effect on the activity of DNA polymerase alpha, suggesting that C-terminal region of B23.1 is important in its activity in the stimulation of DNA polymerase alpha.

Gene Ontology Annotations    Click to see Annotation Detail View

Biological Process

Object SymbolSpeciesTermQualifierEvidenceWithNotesSourceOriginal Reference(s)
Npm1Ratpositive regulation of DNA-directed DNA polymerase activity  IDA  RGD 

Objects Annotated

Genes (Rattus norvegicus)
Npm1  (nucleophosmin 1)

Additional Information