ATPase domain of eukaryotic DNA topoisomerase II. Inhibition of ATPase activity by the anti-cancer drug bisdioxopiperazine and ATP/ADP-induced dimerization.


Journal Article

We have prepared full-length Drosophila and human topoisomerase II and truncation constructs containing the amino-terminal ATPase domain, and we have analyzed their biochemical properties. The ATPase activity of the truncation proteins, similar to that of the full-length proteins, is greatly stimulated by the presence of DNA. This activity of the truncation proteins is also sensitive to the inhibition by the drug bisdioxopiperazine, ICRF-193, albeit at a much lower level than the full-length protein. Therefore, bisdioxopiperazine can directly interact with the NH(2)-terminal ATPase domain, but the drug-enzyme interaction may involve other domains as well. The ATPase activity of the ATPase domain protein showed a quadratic dependence on enzyme concentration, suggesting that dimerization of the NH(2)-terminal domain is a rate-limiting step. Using both protein cross-linking and sedimentation equilibrium analysis, we showed that the ATPase domain exists as a monomer in the absence of cofactors but can readily dimerize in the presence of a nonhydrolyzable analog of ATP, 5'-adenylyl-beta,gamma-imidodiphosphate. More interestingly, both ATP and ADP can also promote protein dimerization. This result thus suggests that the protein clamp, mediated through the dimerization of ATPase domain, remains closed after ATP hydrolysis and opens upon the dissociation of ADP.

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Cited Authors

  • Hu, T; Sage, H; Hsieh, T-S

Published Date

  • February 22, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 277 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 5944 - 5951

PubMed ID

  • 11850431

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11850431

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9258

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1074/jbc.M111394200


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States