Crystal Structure of Escherichia coli Polynucleotide Phosphorylase Core Bound to RNase E, RNA and Manganese: Implications for Catalytic Mechanism and RNA Degradosome Assembly

@inproceedings{Nurmohamed2009CrystalSO,
  title={Crystal Structure of Escherichia coli Polynucleotide Phosphorylase Core Bound to RNase E, RNA and Manganese: Implications for Catalytic Mechanism and RNA Degradosome Assembly},
  author={Salima Nurmohamed and Bhamini Vaidialingam and Anastasia J. Callaghan and Ben F Luisi},
  booktitle={Journal of molecular biology},
  year={2009}
}
Polynucleotide phosphorylase (PNPase) is a processive exoribonuclease that contributes to messenger RNA turnover and quality control of ribosomal RNA precursors in many bacterial species. In Escherichia coli, a proportion of the PNPase is recruited into a multi-enzyme assembly, known as the RNA degradosome, through an interaction with the scaffolding domain of the endoribonuclease RNase E. Here, we report crystal structures of E. coli PNPase complexed with the recognition site from RNase E and… CONTINUE READING