Increase in binding affinity of Rev to oligomeric site compared to single site affinity

Value 500 Fold
Organism HIV
Reference Daugherty MD, D'Orso I, Frankel AD. A solution to limited genomic capacity: using adaptable binding surfaces to assemble the functional HIV Rev oligomer on RNA. Mol Cell. 2008 Sep 2631(6):pp. 825-826PubMed ID18922466
Method Proteins were expressed in e. coli. Full-length Rev was purified by Ni-NTA affinity chromatography and cleaved by TEV using standard procedures. RNA-Binding Gel Shift Assays. NMR, RNA Export Reporter Assays.
Comments Previous studies have shown that affinity of Rev monomers remains approximately constant at 20–100 nM. This study showed affinity to oligomeric complex (KD)~100pM. The 116 amino acid HIV-1 Rev protein binds to the 350 nt Rev response element (RRE) RNA found in the introns of partially spliced and unspliced viral mRNAs, forming a large RNP that directs their transport to the cytoplasm before splicing is completed.
Entered by Uri M
ID 102606