Susan P. Russell

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Modification of the cytidine in the first anticodon position of the AUA decoding tRNA(Ile) (tRNA2(Ile)) of bacteria and archaea is essential for this tRNA to read the isoleucine codon AUA and to differentiate between AUA and the methionine codon AUG. To identify the modified cytidine in archaea, we have purified this tRNA species from Haloarcula(More)
Methylthiotransferases (MTTases) are a closely related family of proteins that perform both radical-S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) mediated sulfur insertion and SAM-dependent methylation to modify nucleic acid or protein targets with a methyl thioether group (-SCH(3)). Members of two of the four known subgroups of MTTases have been characterized, typified by(More)
BACKGROUND Beta-catenin is a dual function adhesion/transcriptional co-activator protein, and both functions are critical for normal tissue homeostasis. Since the transcriptional functions of beta-catenin are more often implicated in various disease processes, there is much interest in the development and use of reagents to interrogate spatial and temporal(More)
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