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Histone acetyltransferases form crucial links in transducing extrinsic signals to actual initiation of transcription. A multitude of stress signal integrations occur through the interaction of p300 with p53 phosphorylated at different residues of the transactivation domain. How such interactions activate different gene expression programs remains largely(More)
Solvation dynamics at the active site of an enzyme, glutaminyl-tRNA synthetase (GlnRS), was studied using a fluorescence probe, acrylodan, site-specifically attached at cysteine residue C229, near the active site. The picosecond time-dependent fluorescence Stokes shift indicates slow solvation dynamics at the active site of the enzyme, in the absence of any(More)
Discrimination between cognate and non-cognate tRNAs by aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases occurs at several steps of the aminoacylation pathway. We have measured changes of solvation and counter-ion distribution at various steps of the aminoacylation pathway of glutamyl- and glutaminyl-tRNA synthetases. The decrease in the association constant with increasing KCl(More)
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