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DNA gyrase of ${it Deinococcus radiodurans}$ is characterized as Type II bacterial topoisomerase and its activity is differentially regulated by PprA in vitro

Kota, S.*; Rajpurohit, Y. S.*; Charaka, V. K.*; Sato, Katsuya; Narumi, Issey*; Misra, H, S.*

The multipartite genome of ${it Deinococcus radiodurans}$ forms toroidal structure. It encodes topoisomerase IB and both the subunits of DNA gyrase (DrGyr) while lacks other bacterial topoisomerases. Recently, PprA a pleiotropic protein involved in radiation resistance in ${it D. radiodurans}$ has been suggested for having roles in cell division and genome maintenance. In vivo interaction of PprA with topoisomerases has also been shown. DrGyr constituted from recombinant gyrase A and gyrase B subunits showed decatenation, relaxation and supercoiling activities. Wild type PprA stimulated DNA relaxation activity while inhibited supercoiling activity of DrGyr. Thus, we showed that DrGyr confers all three activities of bacterial type IIA family DNA topoisomerases, which are differentially regulated by PprA, highlighting the significant role of PprA in DrGyr activity regulation and genome maintenance in ${it D. radiodurans}$.

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