Interstice mutations that block site-to-site translocation of a misactivated amino acid bound to a class I tRNA synthetase.

@article{Bishop2003IntersticeMT,
  title={Interstice mutations that block site-to-site translocation of a misactivated amino acid bound to a class I tRNA synthetase.},
  author={Anthony C. Bishop and Kirk D Beebe and Paul R. Schimmel},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2003},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={490-4}
}
Class I aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases catalyze editing reactions that prevent ambiguity from entering the genetic code. Misactivated amino acids are translocated in cis from the active site for aminoacylation to the center for editing, located approximately 30 A away. Mutational analysis has functionally separated the two sites by creating mutations that disrupt the catalytic center for editing but not for aminoacylation and vice versa. What is not known is whether translocation per se can be… CONTINUE READING