Jan 1, 1991

Effect of dietary restriction on the fidelity of DNA polymerases in aging mice

Experimental Gerontology
V K SrivastavaD L Busbee


DNA polymerases purified from hepatic tissues of C57BL/6 mice showed an age-related decrease in both specific activity and fidelity of the various enzyme forms. Polymerases from dietary restricted mice exhibited less of a decline in specific activity and copied synthetic DNA templates with relatively higher fidelity than did enzymes from animals fed ad libitum. Polymerases treated with inositol-1,4-bisphosphate [I(1,4)P2] showed varying levels of increased activity, with fidelity increases up to 3-fold. These data indicate that aging is associated with decreases in both specific activity and fidelity of DNA polymerases isolated from a nondividing tissue, and that dietary restriction impedes the age-related decline in both specific activity and fidelity of these polymerases. The data further indicate that DNA polymerases may interact with phosphoinositide hydrolysis products resulting in increased specific activity and fidelity of the enzymes. Phosphoinositide interactions with polymerases could constitute an important mechanism moderating the age-related decrease in function and accuracy of DNA polymerases.

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Inositol Phosphates
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inositol 1,4-bis(phosphate), (L)-isomer
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