Detection of Proteins that Recognize Platinum‐modified DNA Using Gel Mobility Shift Assay

Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Kazuo Kasahara, Yoshikazu Sugimoto, Kazuto Nishio, Tohru Ohmori, Nagahiro Saijo

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Using a gel mobility shift assay, we have identified proteins, in the nuclear extracts of a human lung cancer cell line, that recognize cis‐diamminedichloroplatinum(II) (cis‐DDP, CDDP)‐modified DNA. A 158‐base‐pair double‐stranded DNA fragment, derived from pBR322 plasmid DNA, was modified by either CDDP, tetrachloro(dl‐trans)‐1,2‐diaminocyclohexaneplatinum(IV) (tetraplatin) or trans‐DDP (the stereoisomer of CDDP and clinically ineffective). These platinum drug‐modified probes were incubated with nuclear extracts and analyzed by gel mobility shift assay. Proteins in the extracts selectively recognized the clinically active platinum‐modified DNA fragment. No binding to the trans‐DDP‐modified DNA fragment was observed. These proteins may play a role in the cytotoxicity or in a DNA repair process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1210-1213
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Cancer Research
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Cisplatin
  • DNA‐binding protein
  • Gel mobility shift assay
  • Tetraplatin
  • Transplatin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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