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Brázdová, M, Navrátilová, L, Tichý, V, Němcová, K, Lexa, M, Hrstka, R, Pečinka, P, Adámik, M, Vojtesek, B, Paleček, E, Deppert, W and Fojta, M (2013) Preferential Binding of Hot Spot Mutant p53 Proteins to Supercoiled DNA In Vitro and in Cells. PLoS ONE 8:e59567


Hot spot mutant p53 (mutp53) proteins exert oncogenic gain-of-function activities. Binding of mutp53 to DNA is assumed to be involved in mutp53-mediated repression or activation of several mutp53 target genes. To investigate the importance of DNA topology on mutp53-DNA recognition in vitro and in cells, we analyzed the interaction of seven hot spot mutp53 proteins with topologically different DNA substrates (supercoiled, linear and relaxed) containing and/or lacking mutp53 binding sites (mutp53BS) using a variety of electrophoresis and immunoprecipitation based techniques. All seven hot spot mutp53 proteins (R175H, G245S, R248W, R249S, R273C, R273H and R282W) were found to have retained the ability of wild-type p53 to preferentially bind circular DNA at native negative superhelix density, while linear or relaxed circular DNA was a poor substrate. The preference of mutp53 proteins for supercoiled DNA (supercoil-selective binding) was further substantiated by competition experiments with linear DNA or relaxed DNA in vitro and ex vivo. Using chromatin immunoprecipitation, the preferential binding of mutp53 to a sc mutp53BS was detected also in cells. Furthermore, we have shown by luciferase reporter assay that the DNA topology influences p53 regulation of BAX and MSP/MST1 promoters. Possible modes of mutp53 binding to topologically constrained DNA substrates and their biological consequences are discussed.


PubMed PMC3608670 Online version:10.1371/journal.pone.0059567




Gene product Qualifier GO Term Evidence Code with/from Aspect Extension Notes Status


GO:0003677: DNA binding



Figure 7 shows that DNA topology influences the mutp53-driven repression on the system of BAX and MSP/MST1 promoters, regulated by mutp53s in H1299 and Saos2 cells.

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