Dec 1, 1976

Implications of electrostatic potentials on ribosomal proteins

Nucleic Acids Research
J S KliberM Grunberg-Manago

Abstract

Potentiometric studies of ribosomal particles 30S, 50S, and 70S, were designed to investigate possible implications of the electrostatic potentials developed by the 16S and 23S rRNA fractions. Release of protons and proton titrations of these ribosomal fractions were examined as a function of Mg2+ and K+ concentrations. The effects of these cations fit the polyelectrolyte theory remarkably well and are discussed accordingly.

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Bacterial Proteins
Alkalescens-Dispar Group
Ribosomal Proteins
Potassium
Cations
Ribosomes
15S RNA
RNA, Ribosomal, 23S
Titration Method
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration

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