Kinetic Mechanism of Poly(ADP-Ribose) Polymerase

  • Robert C. Benjamin
  • Paul F. Cook
  • Myron K. Jacobson
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase is a chromatin-associated enzyme which, in the presence of fragmented DNA, assembles branched homopolymers from the ADP-ribose moiety of NAD (reviewed in [1]). Fragmented DNA is an essential activator of the polymerase and is not modified by the reaction. This report presents data related to the kinetic mechanism of DNA activation of the poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert C. Benjamin
    • 1
  • Paul F. Cook
    • 1
  • Myron K. Jacobson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, Texas College of Osteopathic MedicineNorth Texas State UniversityDentonUSA

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