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  • Dimeric association of Escherichia coli RNA polymerase alpha subunits, studied by cleavage of single-cysteine alpha subunits conjugated to iron-(S)-1-[p-(bromoacetamido)benzyl]ethylenediaminetetraacetate.

Dimeric association of Escherichia coli RNA polymerase alpha subunits, studied by cleavage of single-cysteine alpha subunits conjugated to iron-(S)-1-[p-(bromoacetamido)benzyl]ethylenediaminetetraacetate.

Biochemistry (1998-03-07)
R Miyake, K Murakami, J T Owens, D P Greiner, O N Ozoline, A Ishihama, C F Meares
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Proximity relationships between the two associated monomers of the Escherichia coli RNA polymerase alpha subunit were studied using a set of four mutant alpha subunits, each with a single Cys residue at one of the naturally occurring positions (54, 131, 176, and 269). These mutant alpha subunits were conjugated with the cutting reagent iron-(S)-1-[p-(bromoacetamido)benzyl]ethylenediaminetetraacetate (Fe-BABE), and the peptide backbone was cleaved at locations near the modified Cys. Analysis of the cleavage sites identified segments within approximately 12 A of the conjugation site. These results show that, for intermolecular cutting, segments of the subunit assembly domain (N-terminal domain) of one subunit and the linker region between N- and C-terminal domains of the other subunit are near each other, and the N-terminal domains of both subunits are in close proximity to one another. Intramolecular cutting however, was observed only within an individual N- or C-terminal domain.

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L-Ascorbic acid, BioUltra, ≥99.5% (RT)