To identify some of the determinants in the 19-kilodalton protein of signal recognition particle (SRP19) for binding to signal recognition particle RNA, two mutant derivatives of the SRP19 were constructed, lacking 14 and 24 C-terminal amino acids. Polypeptides were transcribed and translated in vitro and tested for their ability to bind to signal recognition particle RNA by retention of protein-RNA complexes on DEAE-Sepharose. Both mutant polypeptides form complexes with the RNA, demonstrating that the 24 C-terminal amino acids, which include a lysine-rich sequence at positions 136-144, are dispensable. A third mutant polypeptide, in which eight additional amino acids were removed by oligonucleotide-directed digestion of the mRNA, was unable to bind. The amino acids in the sequence PKLKTRTQ correspond to positions 113-120; they are suggested to be involved in interaction with signal recognition particle RNA.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemistry and cell biology = Biochimie et biologie cellulaire|
|State||Published - Sep 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology