Phylogenetic comparative mutational analysis of the base-pairing between RNase P RNA and its substrate
1996 (English)In: RNA: A publication of the RNA Society, ISSN 1355-8382, E-ISSN 1469-9001, Vol. 2, no 5, 463-472 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We have studied the base-pairing between the 3'-terminal CCA motif of a tRNA precursor and RNase P RNA by a phylogenetic mutational comparative approach. Thus, various derivatives of the Escherichia coli tRNA(Ser)Su1 precursor harboring all possible substitutions at either the first or the second C of the 3'-terminal CCA motif were generated. Cleavage site selection on these precursors was studied using mutant variants of M1 RNA, the catalytic subunit of E. coli RNase P, carrying changes at positions 292 or 293, which are involved in the interaction with the 3'-terminal CCA motif. From our data we conclude that these two C's in the substrate interact with the well-conserved G292 and G293 through canonical Watson-Crick base-pairing. Cleavage performed using reconstituted holoenzyme complexes suggests that this interaction also occurs in the presence of the C5 protein. Furthermore, we studied the interaction using various derivatives of RNase P RNAs from Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Our results suggest that the base-pairing between the 3'-terminal CCA motif and RNase P is present also in other bacterial RNase P-substrate complexes and is not limited to a particular bacterial species.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1996. Vol. 2, no 5, 463-472 p.
ribozyme, RNase P, tRNA precursors, tRNA processing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-147822ISI: A1996UQ58600007PubMedID: 8665413OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-147822DiVA: diva2:400900