Miriam Baer

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The gene encoding the RNA subunit (M1 RNA) of RNAase P (EC from Escherichia coli has been isolated, and its complete nucleotide sequence, including flanking regions, has been determined. The promoter region, similar to others near genes under stringent control, and the site of transcription termination have been identified. The transcript from the(More)
We have studied the assembly of Escherichia coli RNase P from its catalytic RNA subunit (M1 RNA) and its protein subunit (C5 protein). A mutant form of the protein subunit, C5A49, has been purified to apparent homogeneity from a strain of E. coli carrying a thermosensitive mutation in the rnpA gene. The heat inactivation kinetics of both wild-type and(More)
We have studied the efficiency of suppression by tRNA suppressors in vivo in strains of Escherichia coli that harbor a mutation in the rnpA gene, the gene for the protein component (C5) of RNase P, and in strains that carry several different alleles of the rnpB gene, the gene for the RNA component (M1) of RNase P. Depending on the genetic background,(More)
We have generated mutants of M1 RNA, the catalytic subunit of Escherichia coli RNaseP, and have analyzed their properties in vitro and in vivo. The mutations, A333----C333, A334----U334, and A333 A334----C333 U334 are within the sequence UGAAU which is complementary to the GT psi CR sequence found in loop IV of all E. coli tRNAs. We have examined: 1)(More)
RNase P, an enzyme with RNA and protein subunits, cleaves tRNA precursor molecules to form the 5' termini of mature tRNAs in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Rabbit antibodies made against the protein subunit, C5 protein, of Escherichia coli RNase P bound RNase P protein from E. coli and Bacillus subtilis in immunoblots and solid-phase immunoassays. These(More)