Structure-function analysis of T4 RNA ligase 2.


Bacteriophage T4 RNA ligase 2 (Rnl2) exemplifies a polynucleotide ligase family that includes the trypanosome RNA-editing ligases and putative RNA ligases encoded by eukaryotic viruses and archaea. Here we analyzed 12 individual amino acids of Rnl2 that were identified by alanine scanning as essential for strand joining. We determined structure-activity… (More)