The nucleotide sequence of T. utilis tRNATYr has been modified to have a deletion or substitution of the "conserved" nucleotide sequence Gm18-G19 in the D-loop by enzymatic procedures in vitro. Conformations of the variant tRNAs were analyzed by measuring melting profiles and electrophoretic mobiities in "native" polyacrylamide gels, and by examining the RNase T1 digestion patterns in sequencing gels. The results obtained shed light on the importance of the interaction between the sequence Gm18-G19 and nucleotides in the TPSgr;C-loop (probably PSgr;57-C59 for the maintenance of the total conformation of tRNATYr in solution. The association of D-loop and TΨC-loop regions in the variant tRNATyrs is slightly relaxed even at room temperature and melting occurred at temperatures higher than 40°C. The relationship between the tertiary structure of the variant tRNA and its aminoacylation capacity was assayed at various temperatures. The results indicate that highly ordered tertiary structure is needed for tRNATyr to be fully aminoacylated.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of biochemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1986 Jan 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology