The role of non-catalytic binding subsites in the endonuclease activity of bovine pancreatic ribonuclease A.


Bovine pancreatic ribonuclease A catalyzes the depolymerization of RNA. There is much evidence that several subsites, in addition to the main catalytic site, are involved in the formation of the enzyme-substrate complex. This work analyzes the pattern of oligonucleotide formation by ribonuclease A using poly(C) as substrate. The poly(C) cleavage shows that… (More)