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Identifying N60D mutation in omega subunit of Escherichia coli RNA polymerase by bottom-up proteomic approach

Sabareesh, Varatharajan and Sarkar, Paramita and Sardesai, Abhijit A and Chatterji, Dipankar (2010) Identifying N60D mutation in omega subunit of Escherichia coli RNA polymerase by bottom-up proteomic approach. In: Analyst, 135 (10). pp. 2723-2729.

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Escherichia coli RNA polymerase is a multi-subunit enzyme containing alpha(2)beta beta'omega sigma, which transcribes DNA template to intermediate RNA product in a sequence specific manner. Although most of the subunits are essential for its function, the smallest subunit omega (average molecular mass similar to 10,105 Da) can be deleted without affecting bacterial growth. Creating a mutant of the omega subunit can aid in improving the understanding of its role. Sequencing of rpoZ gene that codes for omega subunit from a mutant variant suggested a substitution mutation at position 60 of the protein: asparagine (N) -> aspartic acid (D). This mutation was verified at the protein level by following a typical mass spectrometry (MS) based bottom-up proteomic approach. Characterization of in-gel trypsin digested samples by reverse phase liquid chromatography (LC) coupled to electrospray ionization (ESI)-tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) enabled in ascertaining this mutation. Electron transfer dissociation (ETD) of triply charged (M + 3H)(3+)] tryptic peptides (residues 53-67]), EIEEGLINNQILDVR from wild-type and EIEEGLIDNQILDVR from mutant, facilitated in unambiguously determining the site of mutation at residue 60.

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Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2010 05:57
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2010 05:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/33152

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