Correction: Cell death upon epigenetic genome methylation: a novel function of methyl-specific deoxyribonucleases

  • Eri Fukuda1, 2,

    Affiliated with

    • Katarzyna H Kaminska4, 3,

      Affiliated with

      • Janusz M Bujnicki1, 4, 3 and

        Affiliated with

        • Ichizo Kobayashi1, 2, 5Email author

          Affiliated with

          Genome Biology201212:412

          DOI: 10.1186/gb-2011-12-11-412

          Received: 16 November 2011

          Accepted: 23 November 2011

          Published: 15 January 2012

          Correction

          We have noticed an error in the sixth paragraph of the Discussion of our article [1]. The corrected paragraph should read:

          Another type IV nuclease, GmrSD, found in an E. coli strain targets glucosylated hydroxymethyl-C and may have evolved to cut T4 genome [78]. The resistance of hydroxymethyl-C-containing phage to restriction enzymes but its sensitivity to McrBC [79], the resistance of glucosylated hydroxymethyl-C to McrBC but sensitivity to GmrSD [78], and inhibition of GmrSD by T4-coded internal protein [78] suggest an evolutionary arms race (evolutionary struggle between competing sets of co-evolving genes that develop adaptations and counter-adaptations against each other) between the bacteria and the phage.

          Authors’ Affiliations

          (1)
          Laboratory of Social Genome Sciences, Department of Medical Genome Sciences, University of Tokyo
          (2)
          Graduate Program in Biophysics and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo
          (3)
          International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
          (4)
          Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University
          (5)
          Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo

          References

          1. Fukuda E, Kaminska KH, Bujnicki JM, Kobayashi I: Cell death upon epigenetic genome methylation: a novel function of methyl-specific deoxyribonucleases. Genome Biology 2008, 9:R163.PubMedView Article

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