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Reference: Marvin MC, et al. (2011) Binding and cleavage of unstructured RNA by nuclear RNase P. RNA 17(8):1429-40

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Abstract

Ribonuclease P (RNase P) is an essential endoribonuclease for which the best-characterized function is processing the 5' leader of pre-tRNAs. Compared to bacterial RNase P, which contains a single small protein subunit and a large catalytic RNA subunit, eukaryotic nuclear RNase P is more complex, containing nine proteins and an RNA subunit in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Consistent with this, nuclear RNase P has been shown to possess unique RNA binding capabilities. To understand the unique molecular recognition of nuclear RNase P, the interaction of S. cerevisiae RNase P with single-stranded RNA was characterized. Unstructured, single-stranded RNA inhibits RNase P in a size-dependent manner, suggesting that multiple interactions are required for high affinity binding. Mixed-sequence RNAs from protein-coding regions also bind strongly to the RNase P holoenzyme. However, in contrast to poly(U) homopolymer RNA that is not cleaved, a variety of mixed-sequence RNAs have multiple preferential cleavage sites that do not correspond to identifiable consensus structures or sequences. In addition, pre-tRNA(Tyr), poly(U)(50) RNA, and mixed-sequence RNA cross-link with purified RNase P in the RNA subunit Rpr1 near the active site in "Conserved Region I," although the exact positions vary. Additional contacts between poly(U)(50) and the RNase P proteins Rpr2p and Pop4p were identified. We conclude that unstructured RNAs interact with multiple protein and RNA contacts near the RNase P RNA active site, but that cleavage depends on the nature of interaction with the active site.

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Journal Article | Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't | Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
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Marvin MC, Walker SC, Fierke CA, Engelke DR
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