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Variations in the inner ribosomal landscape determining the topology of nascent protein transport have been studied by three-dimensional cryo-electron microscopy of erythromycin-resistant Escherichia coli 70S ribosomes. Significant differences in the mouth of the 50S subunit tunnel system visualized in the present study support a simple steric-hindrance(More)
The crystal structure of Thermotoga maritima NusA, a transcription factor involved in pausing, termination, and antitermination processes, reveals a four-domain, rod-shaped molecule. An N-terminal alpha/beta portion, a five-stranded beta-barrel (S1 domain), and two K-homology (KH) modules create a continuous spine of positive electrostatic potential,(More)
The gene encoding human cystathionine gamma-lyase was cloned from total cellular Hep G2 RNA. Fusion to a T7 promoter allowed expression in Escherichia coli, representing the first mammalian cystathionine gamma-lyase overproduced in a bacterial system. About 90% of the heterologous gene product was insoluble, and renaturation experiments from purified(More)
Ribosomal protein L4 resides near the peptidyl transferase center of the bacterial ribosome and may, together with rRNA and proteins L2 and L3, actively participate in the catalysis of peptide bond formation. Escherichia coli L4 is also an autogenous feedback regulator of transcription and translation of the 11 gene S10 operon. The crystal structure of L4(More)
Ribosomal protein L4 is implicated in the peptidyltransferase activity of the ribosome and in certain bacteria it regulates the transcription and translation of the 11-gene S10 operon. The genes for the L4 ribosomal proteins from the hyperthermophilic bacterium Thermotoga maritima and the halophilic archaeon Haloarcula marismortui have been PCR amplified(More)
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