DTopoGEN provides purified Human Tyrosyl DNA Phosphodiesterase (Tdp1) purified to homogeneity to a single 68 kDa band on SDS-PAGE. Tdp1 is catalytically active and will remove a terminal 3’ phosphotyrosyl group from a specifically designed oligo target site (oligo-Tyr). Additionally, TopoGEN scientists have demonstrated that Tdp1 will release topo I covalently attached to genomic DNA isolated from cells treated with camptothecin using TopoGEN’s In Vivo Link Kit (TG1021). Tdp1 is thought to be important in repair of topo/DNA adducts that form following topo-active drug therapy; therefore, there is considerable interest in identifying drugs that target Tdp1. Such drugs may work well in combination with topo targeting strategies.
Figure 1. SDS-PAGE of TopoGEN Purified Tdp1. The gel was intentionally overloaded with 20ug of protein to reveal minor breakdown products.