Specific interaction of anticodon loop residues with yeast phenylalanyl-tRNA synthetase. Journal Article uri icon



  • Thirteen different yeast tRNAPhe variants with single nucleotide changes in positions 34-37 in the anticodon region were prepared by an enzymatic procedure described previously. Aminoacylation kinetics using purified yeast phenylalanyl-tRNA synthetase revealed that the level of aminoacylation was very different for different sequences inserted. The low level of aminoacylation was the result of a steady state between a slow forward reaction rate and spontaneous deacylation of the product. Aminoacylation kinetics performed at higher synthetase concentrations revealed that substitution at position 34 in tRNAPhe decreased the Km nearly 10-fold but only had a small effect on Vmax. Similar substitutions at positions 35, 36, and 37 had a lesser effect. These data suggest a sequence-specific contact between the anticodon of yeast tRNAPhe and the cognate synthetase.

publication date

  • August 17, 1982

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  • March 13, 2015 12:57 PM

Full Author List

  • Bruce AG; Uhlenbeck OC

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  • 2

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-2960

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3921

end page

  • 3926


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