Theodora Choli

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We have determined the N-termini of 26 proteins of the large ribosomal subunit from yeast mitochondria by direct amino acid micro-sequencing. The N-terminal sequences of proteins YmL33 and YmL38 showed a significant similarity to eubacterial ribosomal (r-) proteins L30 and L14, respectively. In addition, several proteins could be assigned to their(More)
The topography of membrane-surface-exposed amino acids in the light-driven proton pump bacteriorhodopsin (BR) was studied. By limited proteolysis of purple membrane with papain or proteinase K, domains were cleaved, separated by SDS-PAGE, and electroblotted onto polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) membranes. Fragments transferred were sequenced in a gas-phase(More)
The use of new membranes such as activated or derivatized glass fibers as well as synthetic membranes, which are compatible with the hazardous sequencing reagents, are described. Precautions to be taken in order to prevent N-terminal blockage of the proteins during electrophoresis and blotting are described, as well as the conditions for protein detection(More)
The amino acid sequence of the ribosomal protein S14 of Thermus thermophilus has been determined both by automated sequence analysis of the intact protein as well as by DNA sequence analysis of the gene. The carboxy-terminal region was verified by both amino acid sequence analysis of the carboxy-terminal peptide produced after Glu-C digestion and by DNA(More)
A ribosomal protein, showing no homology with other known prokaryotic ribosomal proteins, was isolated and characterized from the thermophilic eubacteria, Thermus thermophilus, T. aquaticus and T. flavus. This small (26 amino acids) and strongly basic (1 acidic and 13 basic residues) protein displayed the same primary structure from all three sources.(More)
The amino acid sequence of ribosomal protein S18 from Bacillus stearothermophilus has been completely determined by automated sequence analysis of the intact protein as well as of peptides derived from digestion with Staphylococcus aureus protease at pH 4.0 and cleavage with cyanogen bromide. The carboxy-terminal region was verified by both amino acid(More)
The promiscuous streptococcal plasmid pLS1 encodes for the 5.1 kDa RepA protein, involved in the regulation of the plasmid copy number. Synthesis of RepA was observed both in Bacillus subtilis minicells and in an Escherichia coli expression system. From this system, the protein has been purified and it appears to be a dimer of identical subunits. The amino(More)
The amino-acid compositions of both enzymes of gramicidin S synthetase were determined. These proteins contain a high number of acidic amino-acid residues. Phenylalanine racemase, the light enzyme, was sequenced from the N-terminus until position 10. The kinetics of the thioester formation reactions were studied. The half-life times of these processes under(More)
Protein L11 has been isolated from the large subunit of the E. coli ribosome under non-denaturing conditions and studied by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy, limited proteolysis, and fluorescence and UV spectroscopy. The protein consists of two domains, a tightly-folded N-terminal part and a C-terminal half with an extended and loosely folded(More)