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Analysis of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae exosome architecture and of the RNA binding activity of Rrp40p

, : Analysis of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae exosome architecture and of the RNA binding activity of Rrp40p. Biochimie 89(5): 686-691

The exosome is a complex of eleven subunits in yeast, involved in RNA processing and degradation. Despite the extensive in vivo functional studies of the exosome, little information is yet available on the structure of the complex and on the RNase and RNA binding activities of the individual subunits. The current model for the exosome structure predicts the formation of a heterohexameric RNase PH ring, bound on one side by RNA binding subunits, and on the opposite side by hydrolytic RNase subunits. Here, we report protein-protein interactions within the exosome, confirming the predictions of constituents of the RNase PH ring, and show some possible interaction interfaces between the other subunits. We also show evidence that Rrp40p can bind RNA in vitro, as predicted by sequence analysis.


PMID: 17391830

DOI: 10.1016/j.biochi.2007.01.011

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