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DNA topoisomerase II beta: stability and distribution in different animal cells in comparison to DNA topoisomerase I and II alpha.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Experimental cell research
Publication Date
Volume
206
Issue
1
Pages
128–133
Identifiers
PMID: 7683276
Source
Medline

Abstract

DNA topoisomerase I and the isoforms alpha and beta of DNA topoisomerase II were analyzed in different animal cells using a panel of monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs). The beta isoform is a most unstable enzyme. We investigated conditions to stabilize beta isoform because its variability changes according to the derivation of cells. We describe two MoAbs specific to DNA topoisomerase I: the first one recognizes the enzyme in all the species tested including fish; the second one, in contrast, recognizes an epitope present only in mammalian cells. We also found that eight of eight MoAbs against DNA topoisomerase II alpha and five of six against the beta isoform recognize the respective enzymes in all the species tested excluding fish. In addition, MoAbs to the alpha isoform are specific to epitopes not present in the carboxyl third of the enzyme.

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