GTPase center of elongation factor Tu is activated by occupation of the second tRNA binding site.

Interaction of the elongation factor EF-Tu with the antibiotic kirromycin results in activation of the GTPase center of the factor and in induction of an additional tRNA binding site (tRNA binding site II to distinguish it from the classical tRNA binding site I). Activation of the GTPase center under these conditions is stimulated by addition of tRNA. Two… (More)