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Antitermination in bacteriophage λ : the structure of the N36 peptide-boxB RNA complex

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Schärpf, Manuela ; Sticht, Heinrich ; Schweimer, Kristian ; Boehm, Markus ; Hoffmann, Silke ; Rösch, Paul:
Antitermination in bacteriophage λ : the structure of the N36 peptide-boxB RNA complex.
In: European Journal of Biochemistry. Vol. 267 (April 2000) Issue 8 . - pp. 2397-2408.
ISSN 1432-1033
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1432-1327.2000.01251.x

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The solution structure of a 15-mer nutRboxB RNA hairpin complexed with the 36-mer N-terminal peptide of the N protein (N36) from bacteriophage lambda was determined by 2D and 3D homonuclear and heteronuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. These 36 amino acids include the arginine-rich motif of the N protein involved in transcriptional antitermination of phage lambda. Upon complex formation with boxB RNA, the synthetic N36 peptide binds tightly to the major groove of the boxB hairpin through hydrophobic and electrostatic interactions forming a bent alpha helix. Four nucleotides of the GAAAA pentaloop of the boxB RNA adopt a GNRA-like tetraloop fold in the complex. The formation of a GAAA tetraloop involves a loop-closing sheared base pair (G6-A10), base stacking of three adenines (A7, A8, and A10), and extrusion of one nucleotide (A9) from the loop, as observed previously for the complex of N(1-22) peptide and the nutLboxB RNA [Legault, P., Li, J., Mogridge, J., Kay, L.E. & Greenblatt, J. (1998) Cell 93, 289-299]. Stacking of the bases is extended by the indole-ring of Trp18 which also forms hydrophobic contacts to the side-chains of Leu24, Leu25, and Val26. Based on the structure of the complex, three mutant peptides were synthesized and investigated by CD and NMR spectroscopy in order to determine the role of particular residues for complex formation. These studies revealed very distinct amino-acid requirements at positions 3, 4, and 8, while replacement of Trp18 with tyrosine did not result in any gross structural changes.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Former Professors
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Biopolymers
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Former Professors > Chair Biopolymers - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Paul Rösch
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Biopolymers > Lehrstuhl Biopolymere - Apl. Prof. Dr. Birgitta Wöhrl
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 540 Chemistry
500 Science > 570 Life sciences, biology
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2019 08:30
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 08:12
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/47015