D L Tumbula

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The formation of aminoacyl-transfer RNA is a crucial step in ensuring the accuracy of protein synthesis. Despite the central importance of this process in all living organisms, it remains unknown how archaea and some bacteria synthesize Asn-tRNA and Gln-tRNA. These amide aminoacyl-tRNAs can be formed by the direct acylation of tRNA, catalysed by(More)
An acetate-requiring mutant of Methanococcus maripaludis allowed efficient labeling of riboses following growth in minimal medium supplemented with [2-(13)C]acetate. Nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopic analysis of purified cytidine and uridine demonstrated that the C-1' of the ribose was about 67% enriched for 13C. This value was inconsistent(More)
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