Mapping of the active site of Escherichia coli methionyl-tRNA synthetase: identification of amino acid residues labeled by periodate-oxidized tRNA(fMet) molecules having modified lengths at the 3'-acceptor end.

@article{Hountondji1990MappingOT,
  title={Mapping of the active site of Escherichia coli methionyl-tRNA synthetase: identification of amino acid residues labeled by periodate-oxidized tRNA(fMet) molecules having modified lengths at the 3'-acceptor end.},
  author={Codjo Hountondji and Jean Marie Schmitter and C Beauvallet and Sylvain Blanquet},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={1990},
  volume={29 35},
  pages={8190-8}
}
Initiator tRNA molecules modified at the 3'-end and lacking either the A76 (tRNA-C75), the C75-A76 (tRNA-C74), the C74-C75-A76 (tRNA-A73), or the A73-C74-C75-A76 (tRNA-A72) nucleotides were prepared stepwise by repeated periodate, lysine, and alkaline phosphatase treatments. When incubated with trypsin-modified methionyl-tRNA synthetase (MTST), excess amounts of the dialdehyde derivative of each of these shortened tRNAs (tRNA-C75ox, tRNA-C74ox, tRNA-A73ox, and tRNA-A72ox) abolished both the… CONTINUE READING