Quantitative Analysis of the Transcription Factor AP2 Binding to DNA by Atomic Force Microscopy
Source: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Volume 226, Number 3, September 1996 , pp. 645-649(5)
Publisher: Academic Press
Abstract:Atomic force microscopy (AFM) allows to study the molecular structure of biological macromolecules with nm to A resolutions without crystallization. We show here the applicability of AFM in the quantitative analysis of the molecular mechanisms of DNA/protein interaction: (i) Protein-binding sites can be mapped over a few kilobases of target DNA. (ii) Multimerization state of DNA-binding proteins can be determined simply by measuring the sizes of proteins bound to the DNA. These features are significant advantages over the capabilities provided by conventional techniques in biochemistry and molecular and structural biology.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 1996