Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 151684
J. Biol. Chem. 1978 Oct;253(20):7490-5
A new DNA-dependent ATPase was isolated and purified from soluble extracts of Escherichia coli. This enzyme, called ATPase II, has a molecular weight of 86,000 and exists in a monomeric state. It degrades ATP (or dATP) to ADP (or dADP) and Pi in the presence of magnesium and requires a double-stranded polynucleotide as cofactor. A correlation between the efficiency as cofactor and the melting point of the polynucleotide has been found; the lower the melting temperature, the higher the stimulation of ATPase II. The enzyme binds to single-stranded DNA and poly[d(A-T)] copolymer, but not to the double-stranded circular DNA (Form I) of simian virus 40.