Sutton M. The Escherichia coli dnaN159 mutant displays altered DNA polymerase usage and chronic SOS induction. J Bacteriol. 2004;186:6738-48 pubmed
..These findings are discussed in terms of a model to describe how the beta clamp might help to coordinate protein traffic at the replication fork. ..
Sutton M, Duzen J, Maul R. Mutant forms of the Escherichia colibeta sliding clamp that distinguish between its roles in replication and DNA polymerase V-dependent translesion DNA synthesis. Mol Microbiol. 2005;55:1751-66 pubmed
..Taken together, these findings indicate that: (i) the beta clamp plays an essential role in pol V-dependent TLS in vivo and (ii) pol III and pol V interact with non-identical surfaces of the beta clamp. ..
Sutton M, Duzen J. Specific amino acid residues in the beta sliding clamp establish a DNA polymerase usage hierarchy in Escherichia coli. DNA Repair (Amst). 2006;5:312-23 pubmed
..These findings are discussed in terms of a model whereby amino acid residues in the vicinity of those mutated in beta159 (G66 and G174) help to define a DNA polymerase usage hierarchy in E. coli following UV irradiation. ..