Evolution of protein-coupled RNA dynamics during hierarchical assembly of ribosomal complexes

Sanjaya C. Abeysirigunawardena, Hajin Kim, Jonathan Lai, Kaushik Ragunathan, Mollie C. Rappé, Zaida Luthey-Schulten, Taekjip Ha, Sarah A. Woodson

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Abstract

Ribosomes assemble through the hierarchical addition of proteins to a ribosomal RNA scaffold. Here the authors use three-color single-molecule FRET to show how the dynamics of the rRNA dictate the order in which multiple proteins assemble on the 5′ domain of the E. coli 16S rRNA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number492
JournalNature communications
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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