A hybrid ribonuclease H. A novel RNA cleaving enzyme with sequence-specific recognition.


A hybrid enzyme which site-specifically hydrolyzes RNA was created by covalently linking an oligodeoxyribonucleotide to Escherichia coli ribonuclease HI, an enzyme which specifically cleaves RNA moiety of DNA/RNA hybrids. A cysteine residue was substituted for Glu135 by site-directed mutagenesis in the mutant enzyme, in which all 3 free cysteine residues… (More)