Petr V. Sergiev

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Ribosomes synthesize proteins according to the information encoded in mRNA. During this process, both the incoming amino acid and the nascent peptide are bound to tRNA molecules. Three binding sites for tRNA in the ribosome are known: the A-site for aminoacyl-tRNA, the P-site for peptidyl-tRNA and the E-site for the deacylated tRNA leaving the ribosome.(More)
Regulation of gene expression at the level of translation accounts for up to three orders of magnitude in its efficiency. We systematically compared the impact of several mRNA features on translation initiation at the first gene in an operon with those for the second gene. Experiments were done in a system with internal control based on dual cerulean and(More)
Two photoreactive diazirine derivatives of uridine were used to study contacts between 5S rRNA and 23 rRNA in situ in Escherichia coli ribosomes. 2'-Amino-2'-deoxy-uridine or 5-methyleneaminouridine were introduced into 5S rRNA by T7 transcription. After incorporation of these uridine analogues into the transcript their amino groups were modified with(More)
The Database of Ribosomal Cross-links (DRC) provides a complete collection of all the published data produced by cross-linking studies on the Escherichia coli ribosome, as well as on its components and functional ligands. The DRC currently includes data on 986 cross-links from >100 research papers, yielded by >40 different reagents. For each cross-link,(More)
Five nearly universal methylated guanine-(N2) residues are present in bacterial rRNA in the ribosome. To date four out of five ribosomal RNA guanine-(N2)-methyltransferases are described. RsmC(YjjT) methylates G1207 of the 16S rRNA. RlmG(YgjO) and RlmL(YcbY) are responsible for the 23S rRNA m(2)G1835 and m(2)G2445 formation, correspondingly. RsmD(YhhF) is(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)
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 decoding center of the ribosome provides mRNA translation and the fidelity of the codon--anticodon interactions along with mRNA translocation in the course of protein biosynthesis. The three-dimensional structure of the ribosome decoding center is still unknown. However, up to now a number of direct and indirect experimental data on the structural and(More)