Role of the D arm and the anticodon arm in tRNA recognition by eubacterial and eukaryotic RNase P enzymes.


Truncated precursor tRNAs lacking the D arm or anticodon arm were studied in vitro as substrates for RNase P enzymes from Escherichia coli, Thermus thermophilus (eubacteria), and HeLa. Deletion of the D arm still allowed 5'-processing by E. coli RNase P, but strongly impaired maturation by T. thermophilus and HeLa extracts. In contrast, deletion of the… (More)