PMID: 6269Apr 15, 1976

Conformation of Escherichia coli glutamic acid tRNA II as studied by hydrogen-tritium exchange catalyzed by cysteine methyl ester

European Journal of Biochemistry


Incubation of CMP in 2H2O with 0.5M cysteine methyl ester at p2H 5 and 37 degrees C for 24 h resulted in 43% exchange of 5-H to 5-2H. No deamination of the cytosine nucleus was noted during this treatment. Native and denatured DNA samples from calf thymus were treated in 3H2O with cysteine methyl ester at pH 5 and 37 degrees C for 24 h and incorporation of tritium into each DNA base was determined by enzymic digestion of the treated DNA. The order of the specific radioactivity found was cytosine greater than guanine greater than adenine greater than thymine for denatured DNA and guanine greater than adenine approximately cytosine greater than thymine for native DNA. The ratio of radioactivity for denatured/native was 11.6 for cytosine, 1.5 for guanine, 1.8 for adenine and 1.1 for thymine. Hence the incorporation in cytosine under the reaction conditions is preferential for single-stranded, nonhelical regions of DNA. Escherichia coli glutamic acid tRNA II was treated in 3H2O with 1.24 M cysteine methyl ester at pH 5 and 37 degrees C. The 24-h-treated tRNA was digested with ribonuclease T1 and the fragments were fractionated. Each fragment was then digested with ribonuclease T2 into mononucleotides and the radioactivity distribut...Continue Reading


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