Characterizing the Dynamics of the Leader-Linker Interaction in the Glycine Riboswitch with Site-Directed Spin Labeling
Abbreviated Journal Title
INDEPENDENT NITROXIDE PROBE; LIGAND-BINDING; DEPENDENT RIBOSWITCH; SPLINTED LIGATION; NUCLEIC-ACIDS; RNA; RECOGNITION; MOTIF; ENVIRONMENT; PREDICTION; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Site-directed spin labeling with continuous wave electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy was utilized to characterize dynamic features of the kink turn motif formed through a leader linker interaction in the Vibrio cholerae glycine riboswitch. Efficient incorporation of spin-labels into select sites within the phosphate backbone of the leader linker region proceeded via splinted ligation of chemically synthesized spin-labeled oligonucleotides to in vitro transcribed larger RNA fragments. The resultant nitroxide EPR line shapes have spectral characteristics consistent with a kink turn motif and reveal differential backbone dynamics that are modulated by the presence of magnesium, potassium, and glycine.
"Characterizing the Dynamics of the Leader-Linker Interaction in the Glycine Riboswitch with Site-Directed Spin Labeling" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 5310.