Licensing of origins of eukaryotic DNA replication involves the loading of six minichromosome maintenance proteins (Mcm2-7) into pre-replicative complexes (pre-RCs). The assembly of the pre-RC is restricted to G1 phase of the cell cycle, which is crucial to ensure once per cell cycle DNA replication. Mcm2-7 is loaded by the action of the origin recognition complex (ORC), Cdc6 and Cdt1 and requires ATP. In vitro reconstitution of this reaction has shown that Mcm2-7 is loaded onto DNA as a symmetrical head-to-head double hexamer. We describe in detail how pre-RC proteins are purified and used to reconstitute pre-RC formation in vitro. This method is useful for studying the biochemical mechanisms of Mcm2-7 loading as well as subsequent steps in DNA replication.
|Evidence ID||Analyze ID||Interactor||Interactor Systematic Name||Interactor||Interactor Systematic Name||Type||Assay||Annotation||Action||Modification||Phenotype||Source||Reference||Note|
|Evidence ID||Analyze ID||Gene||Gene Systematic Name||Gene Ontology Term||Gene Ontology Term ID||Qualifier||Aspect||Method||Evidence||Source||Assigned On||Annotation Extension||Reference|
|Evidence ID||Analyze ID||Gene||Gene Systematic Name||Phenotype||Experiment Type||Experiment Type Category||Mutant Information||Strain Background||Chemical||Details||Reference|
|Evidence ID||Analyze ID||Regulator||Regulator Systematic Name||Target||Target Systematic Name||Experiment||Assay||Construct||Conditions||Strain Background||Reference|