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Mechanism of aminoacylation of tRNA : Influence of spermine on the kinetics of aminoacyl-tRNA synthesis by isoleucyl- and valyl-tRNA synthetases from Mycobacterium smegmatis

Natarajan, V and Gopinathan, KP (1981) Mechanism of aminoacylation of tRNA : Influence of spermine on the kinetics of aminoacyl-tRNA synthesis by isoleucyl- and valyl-tRNA synthetases from Mycobacterium smegmatis. In: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis, 654 (1). pp. 94-101.

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Abstract

Isoleucyl-tRNA synthetase has been purified to homogeneity from Mycobacterium smegmatis. The influence of spermine on the kinetics of valyl-tRNA and isoleucyl-tRNA formation has been investigated by Cleland's method (Cleland, W.W. (1963) Biochim. Biophys. Acta 67, 104–137, 173–187, 188–196). The results suggest that in the presence of spermine and suboptimal concentration of Mg2+, the formation of valyl-tRNA and isoleucyl-tRNA follows a sequential* mechanism. In the presence of an optimal concentration of Mg2+, both valyl-tRNA and isoleucyl-tRNA formation proceeds by a ping-pong mechanism. However, in the presence of spermine and optimal concentrations of Mg2+, valyl-tRNA formation follows the ping-pong mechanism while isoleucyl-tRNA formation follows the sequential mechanism.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Aminoacylation; tRNA; Spermine; Isoleucyl-tRNA synthetase; Valyl-tRNA synthetase; (M. smegmatis)
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
Depositing User: Manjula Kadadallimath
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2010 11:48
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/23541

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