SruI restriction endonuclease from Selenomonas ruminatium
Vanat, I. | Pristas, P. | Rybosoval, E. | Godany, A. | Javorsky, P.
SruI, specific restriction endonuclease, has been characterized from Selenomonas ruminantium isolated from the rumen of fallow deer. Results from the study demonstrate that S. ruminantium 18D possesses a type II restriction endonuclease, which recognizes the sequence 5'-TTT decrease AAA-3'. The recognition sequence of SruI was identified using digestions on pBR322, pBR328, pUC18, M13mp18RF, pACYC184 and lambda DNA. The cleavage patterns obtained were compared with computer-derived data. SruI recognizes the palindromic hexanucleotide sequence and cleaves DNA after the third T in the sequence, producing blunt ends. The purification and characterization of restriction endonuclease SruI presented here is the first described for Selenomonas ruminantium spp. and demonstrates that this microorganism possesses a DNA-cleaving enzyme with the same specificity as DraI or AhaIII.Show more [+] Less [-]