Alteration of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase with age: heat-labilization of the enzyme by oxidative damage.

Active oxygens have been suggested to be involved in age-related alterations of organelles and molecules. In this study we investigated the influence of active oxygen on aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases partially purified from rat liver. Treatment of leucyl-tRNA synthetase with Fe3(+)-ascorbate resulted in the increased heat-lability of the enzyme. The… CONTINUE READING