Substrate shape preference of Escherichia coli ribonuclease P ribozyme and holo enzyme using bottom-half part-shifting variants of Pre-tRNA

Terumichi Tanaka*, Yasuhiro Nagai, Yo Kikuchi

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We showed previously that the bacterial ribonuclease P (RNase P) ribozyme has substrate shape preference depending on the concentrations of catalytically important magnesium ions. The ribozyme discriminates a canonical cloverleaf precursor tRNA from a hairpin RNA with a CCA-tag sequence at low concentrations of magnesium ions. By detailed analysis of the shape preference using the bottom-half part-shifting variants of a tRNA precursor, we showed that the RNAs in a T-shape structure can be substrates for the ribozyme reactions even at low concentrations of magnesium ions, and that the RNA in a natural L-shape is the best substrate for both the ribozyme and the holo enzyme. The results also showed that the position of the bottom-half part did not affect the cleavage site selection of a substrate by the enzyme. Our results are the first kinetic evidence to show the importance of the bottom-half part of tRNA molecule, and our result also showed that the holo enzyme can discriminate substrate shape as well as the ribozyme at low concentrations of metal ions.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)1992-1994
ページ数3
ジャーナルBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
69
10
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2005 10 23
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • バイオエンジニアリング
  • バイオテクノロジー
  • 生化学
  • 生化学、遺伝学、分子生物学(全般)
  • 化学(その他)
  • 応用微生物学とバイオテクノロジー
  • 食品科学

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