On archaeal homologs of the human RNase P proteins Pop5 and Rpp30 in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Thermococcus kodakarensis.
Fukuoka, Japan. In Biosci Biotechnol Biochem, 2014
The ribonuclease P (RNase P) proteins TkoPop5 and TkoRpp30, homologs of human Pop5 and Rpp30, respectively, in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Thermococcus kodakarensis were prepared and characterized with respect to pre-tRNA cleavage activity using the reconstitution system of the well-studied Pyrococcus horikoshii RNase P. The reconstituted particle containing TkoPop5 in place of the P. horikoshii counterpart PhoPop5 retained pre-tRNA cleavage activity comparable to that of the reconstituted P. horikoshii RNase P, while that containing TkoRpp30 instead of its corresponding protein PhoRpp30 had slightly lower activity than the P. horikoshii RNase P.
Ribosomal protein L7Ae is a subunit of archaeal RNase P.
Columbus, United States. In Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2010
After establishing in vitro reconstitution of the single RNA with four previously known protein subunits (POP5, RPP21, RPP29, and RPP30), we show that addition of L7Ae to this RNase P complex increases the optimal reaction temperature and k(cat)/K(m) (by approximately 360-fold) for pre-tRNA cleavage to those observed with partially purified native Mma RNase P. We identify in the Mma RNase P RNA a putative kink-turn (K-turn), the structural motif recognized by L7Ae.