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Allosteric Communication in Cysteinyl tRNA Synthetase A NETWORK OF DIRECT AND INDIRECT READOUT

Ghosh, Amit and Sakaguchi, Reiko and Liu, Cuiping and Vishveshwara, Saraswathi and Hou, Ya-Ming (2011) Allosteric Communication in Cysteinyl tRNA Synthetase A NETWORK OF DIRECT AND INDIRECT READOUT. In: Journal of Biological Chemistry, 286 (43). pp. 37721-37731.

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Abstract

Protein structure networks are constructed for the identification of long-range signaling pathways in cysteinyl tRNA synthetase (CysRS). Molecular dynamics simulation trajectory of CysRS-ligand complexes were used to determine conformational ensembles in order to gain insight into the allosteric signaling paths. Communication paths between the anticodon binding region and the aminoacylation region have been identified. Extensive interaction between the helix bundle domain and the anticodon binding domain, resulting in structural rigidity in the presence of tRNA, has been detected. Based on the predicted model, six residues along the communication paths have been examined by mutations (single and double) and shown to mediate a coordinated coupling between anticodon recognition and activation of amino acid at the active site. This study on CysRS clearly shows that specific key residues, which are involved in communication between distal sites in allosteric proteins but may be elusive in direct structure analysis, can be identified from dynamics of protein structure networks.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2011 06:38
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2011 06:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/42531

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