Protein-protein cross-linking was used to determine the spatial arrangement of proteins within the 60 S ribosomal subunits of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Protein cross-links were generated by treatment of intact ribosomal subunits with dimethyl 3,3'-dithiobispropionimidate. Proteins were extracted from the treated subunits and fractionated by Cm-cellulose chromatography. Cross-linked proteins in these fractions were analyzed by electrophoresis on two-dimensional diagonal polyacrylamide gels containing sodium dodecyl sulfate. Component members of cross-linked pairs were radiolabeled with 125I and identified by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and comparison with nonradioactive ribosomal protein markers. Seventeen pairs involving 16 of the 45 60 S subunit proteins were identified. Several proteins were detected in numerous cross-linked dimers and were used as foci for constructing a model depicting the arrangement of proteins within the 60 S ribosomal subunit. The model also incorporated previously published data on structure and function of proteins from the yeast 60 S subunit.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology