S. Niranjanakumari

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The crystal structure of Bacillus subtilis ribonuclease P protein is reported at 2.6 angstroms resolution. This protein binds to ribonuclease P RNA to form a ribonucleoprotein holoenzyme with optimal catalytic activity. Mutagenesis and biochemical data indicate that an unusual left-handed betaalphabeta crossover connection and a large central cleft in the(More)
Serine palmitoyltransferase (SPT) catalyzes the first committed step in sphingolipid biosynthesis. In yeast, SPT is composed of a heterodimer of 2 highly-related subunits, Lcb1p and Lcb2p, and a third subunit, Tsc3p, which increases enzyme activity markedly and is required for growth at elevated temperatures. Higher eukaryotic orthologs of Lcb1p and Lcb2p(More)
Ribonuclease P is a ribonucleoprotein complex that catalyzes the essential 5' maturation of all precursor tRNA molecules. The protein component both alters the conformation of the RNA component and enhances the substrate affinity and specificity. To facilitate biochemical and biophysical studies, the protein component of Bacillus subtilis ribonuclease P(More)
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