Altering the divalent metal ion preference of RNase E.

Abstract

RNase E is a major intracellular endoribonuclease in many bacteria and participates in most aspects of RNA processing and degradation. RNase E requires a divalent metal ion for its activity. We show that only Mg(2+) and Mn(2+) will support significant rates of activity in vitro against natural RNAs, with Mn(2+) being preferred. Both Mg(2+) and Mn(2+) also… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/JB.02372-14

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