Molecular and General Genetics MGG

, Volume 209, Issue 3, pp 612–614

The relative rate of synthesis and levels of single-stranded DNA binding protein during induction of SOS repair in Escherichia coli

  • Fred W. Perrino
  • Diane C. Rein
  • Albert M. Bobst
  • Ralph R. Meyer


Induction of the SOS response in Escherichia coli results in an increase in the relative rate of synthesis of single-stranded DNA binding protein (SSB). In contrast to RecA protein, this increase is slow and does not lead to higher SSB levels. The significance of ssb induction to SOS repair is discussed.

Key words

ssb Single-stranded DNA binding protein SOS repair RecA protein Escherichia coli 


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© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred W. Perrino
    • 1
  • Diane C. Rein
    • 1
  • Albert M. Bobst
    • 2
  • Ralph R. Meyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  3. 3.Gottstein Memorial Cancer Research Laboratory, Department of PathologyUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA

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