The effects of oligoribonucleotides of identical or similar sequences to a
ribosomal protein binding site, specifically S8, on prokaryotic 30S ribosomal assembly
were investigated in Escherichia coli. The oligoribonucleotides were expected to bind to
the target protein S8 and block its incorporation into the 30S subunit, resulting in a nonfunctional...
RNA tumor viruses, such as avian myeloblastosis virus (AMV)
and MC29 virus, cause malignant transformation of the cells they infect.
Transformed cells are able to continually produce progeny virus
Evidence is given that RNA-dependent RNA polymerase is present
in virus infected cells. RNA-dependent RNA polymerase isolated
from AMV-infected myeloblasts...
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited genetic disease caused by a single gene mutation in the CFTR protein. Affecting 70,000 people worldwide, this disease is debilitating to patients, resulting in persistent lung infections and decreased quality of life. Due to the various mutation types, there is not currently a single drug...
A novel protocol for the study of protein-nucleic acid interactions is presented and demonstrated
to be feasible. The protocol combines photochemical crosslinking techniques and mass
spectrometric methods into a new strategy for identifying protein domains or amino acid residues
that are in close contact with nucleic acid in protein-nucleic acid...
Fluorescence of adenine, guanine, thymine, cytosine, and uracil
has been detected at room temperature in neutral aqueous solution
using a digital signal accumulation technique and right angle fluorescence
detection from solutions with absorbances between 0. 4 and 0. 7.
The quantum yields are respectively 2.6 x 10⁻⁴, 3.0 x 10⁻⁴,...
The binding of eleven polycyclic, aromatic hydrocarbons to the acid
form of poly A has been investigated. The hydrocarbons were chosen to
test a size criterion. Model building showed that some hydrocarbons
could intercalate in the helix and be well protected from contact with
the aqueous solvent. Experimentally it was...
The effects of pH on the torsional flexibility of DNA bound to a
nucleosome core particle were investigated by studying the time-resolved
fluorescence anisotropy decays of ethidium bromide intercalated into the DNA
of the core particle. As the torsional flexibility of DNA is affected by the
presence of an intercalating...