Olga V. Sergeeva

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A ribosome is a ribonucleoprotein that performs the synthesis of proteins. Ribosomal RNA of all organisms includes a number of modified nucleotides, such as base or ribose methylated and pseudouridines. Methylated nucleotides are highly conserved in bacteria and some even universally. In this review we discuss available data on a set of modification sites(More)
The functional centers of the ribosome in all organisms contain ribosomal RNA (rRNA) modifications, which are introduced by specialized enzymes and come at an energy cost for the cell. Surprisingly, none of the modifications tested so far was essential for growth and hence the functional role of modifications is largely unknown. Here, we show that the(More)
The functional centers of the ribosome in all organisms contain ribosomal RNA (rRNA) modifications, which are introduced by specialized enzymes and come at an energy cost for the cell. Surprisingly, none of the modifications tested so far was essential for growth and hence the functional role of modifications is largely unknown. Here, we show that the(More)
Modification of ribosomal RNA is ubiquitous among living organisms. Its functional role is well established for only a limited number of modified nucleotides. There are examples of rRNA modification involvement in the gene expression regulation in the cell. There is a need for large data set analysis in the search for potential functional partners for rRNA(More)
In this work we describe methodology for studying the role of bacterial ribosome modification in the regulation of gene expression. Ribosomal components modification influences translation efficiencies of certain mRNAs. Proteome analysis allows us to identify cellular protein composition change caused by ribosome modification gene knockout. Particular stage(More)
N6-methyladenosine (m(6)A) is ubiquitously present in the RNA of living organisms from Escherichia coli to humans. Methyltransferases that catalyze adenosine methylation are drastically different in specificity from modification of single residues in bacterial ribosomal or transfer RNA to modification of thousands of residues spread among eukaryotic mRNA.(More)
Ribosomal RNA modification is accomplished by a variety of enzymes acting on all stages of ribosome assembly. Among rRNA methyltransferases of Escherichia coli, RsmD deserves special attention. Despite its minimalistic domain architecture, it is able to recognize a single target nucleotide G966 of the 16S rRNA. RsmD acts late in the assembly process and is(More)
In this work, we report the methodology of studies of the role of bacterial ribosome modifications for regulation of gene expression. A modification of some ribosomal components can affect translation of certain mRNAs. Changes of cellular protein composition caused by deletions of genes responsible for ribosome modifications were detected by proteomic(More)
The ribosome is a macromolecular complex responsible for protein biosynthesis. Two subunits of the bacterial ribosome contain three RNA molecules of more than 4000 nt in total and more than 50 proteins. Ribosome assembly is an intricate multistep process, which is vital for the cell. The review summarizes the current concepts of the mechanisms sustaining(More)
In this review we discuss features of mRNA synthesis and modifications used to minimize immune response and prolong efficiency of the translation process in vivo. Considerable attention is given to the use of liposomes and nanoparticles containing lipids and polymers for the mRNA delivery. Finally we briefly discuss mRNAs which are currently in the clinical(More)
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