What is the Mechanism of DNA Replication

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Replication occurs bi-directionally from the origin of replication (initiation site). DNA polymerase can only add deoxyribonucleotide residues in a 5' to 3' direction. Therefore, as replication proceeds in a given direction from the origin, one of the daughter strands (leading) is synthesized continuously. The other daughter strand (lagging) is synthesized discontinuously as short segments of DNA that are called Okazaki fragments (Fig. 3, right). The Okazaki fragments are later joined to form a continuous DNA strand.

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DNA replication is bidirectional from the origin of replication. To begin DNA replication, unwinding enzymes called cause short segments of the two parent DNA strands to unwind and separate from one another at the origin of replication to form two "Y"-shaped . These replication forks are the actual site of DNA copying (see Fig. 4). All the proteins involved in DNA replication aggregate at the replication forks to form a replication complex called a replisome (see Fig. 5).

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AB - Several protein-protein interactions have been shown to be critical for proper replication fork function in Escherichia coli. These include interactions between the polymerase and the helicase, the helicase and the primase, and the primase and the polymerase. We have studied the influence of these interactions on proper initiation at oriC by using mutant primases defective in their interaction with the helicase and DNA polymerase III holoenzyme lacking the τ subunit so that it will not interact with the helicase. We show here that accurate initiation of bidirectional DNA replication from oriC is dependent on proper placement of the primers for leading strand synthesis and is thus governed primarily by the interaction between the helicase and primase.

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DNA polymerases cannot begin a new DNA chain from scratch. They can only attach new nucleotides onto 3' OH group of a nucleotide in a preexisting strand. Therefore, to start the synthesis of the leading strand and each DNA fragment of the lagging strand, an RNA polymerase complex called a primosome or primase (not shown here) is required. The primase, which is capable of joining RNA nucleotides without requiring a preexisting strand of nucleic acid, first adds several comlementary RNA nucleotides opposite the DNA nucleotides on the parent strand. This forms what is called an RNA primer. The free ribonucleoside triphosphates line up by complementary base pairing with the nucleotides on each parent strand of the unwound DNA in the replication fork and are then joined together by the primase.

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N2 - Most DNA replication origins in eukaryotes localize to nontranscribed regions, and there are no reports of origins within constitutively expressed genes. This observation has led to the proposal that there may be an incompatibility between origin function and location within a ubiquitously expressed gene. The biochemical and functional evidence presented here demonstrates that an origin of bidirectional replication (OBR) resides within the constitutively expressed housekeeping gene CAD, which encodes the first three reactions of de novo uridine biosynthesis (carbamoyl-phosphate synthetase, aspartate carbamoyltransferase, and dihydroorotase). The OBR was localized to a 5-kb region near the center of the Syrian hamster CAD transcriptional unit. DNA replication initiates within this region in the single-copy CAD gene in Syrian baby hamster kidney cells and in the large chromosomal amplicons that were generated after selection with N- phosphonacetyl-L-aspartate, a specific inhibitor of CAD. DNA synthesis also initiates within this OBR in autonomously replicating extrachromosomal amplicons (CAD episomes) located in an N-phosphonacetyl-L-aspartate-resistant clone (5P20) of CHOK1 cells. CAD episomes consist entirely of a multimer of Syrian hamster CAD cosmid sequences (cCAD1). These data limit the functional unit of replication initiation and timing control to the 42 kb of Syrian hamster sequences contained in cCAD1. In addition, the data indicate that the origin recognition machinery is conserved across species, since the same OBR region functions in both Syrian and Chinese hamster cells. Importantly, while cCAD1 exhibits characteristics of a complete replicon, we have not detected autonomous replication directly following transfection. Since the CAD episome was generated after excision of chromosomally integrated transfected cCAD1 sequences, we propose that prior localization within a chromosome may be necessary to 'license' some biochemically defined OBRs to render them functional.