Synthesis of Superhelical Simian Virus 40 Deoxyribonucleic Acid in Cell Lysates*

In vivo-labeled SV40 replicating DNA molecules can be converted into covalently closed superhelical SV40 DNA (SV40(I) using a lysate of sv40-infected monkey cells containing intact nuclei. Replication in vitro occurred at one-third the in vivo rate for 30 min at 30 degrees. After 1 hour of incubation, about 54% of the replicating molecules had been converted to SV40(I), 5% to nicked, circular molecules (SV40(II), 5% to covalently closed dimers; the remainder failed to complete replication although 75% of the prelabeled daughter strands had been elongated to one-genome length. Density labeling in vitro showed that all replicating molecules had participated during DNA synthesis in vitro. Velocity and equilibrium sedimentation analysis of pulse-chased and labeled DNA using radioactive and density labels suggested that SV40 DNA synthesis in vitro was a continuation of normal ongoing DNA synthesis. Initiation of new rounds of SV40 DNA replication was not detectable.

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Journal of Biological Chemistry, 250, 11, 4340-7

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