Eukaryotic aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases occur in multienzyme complexes in contrast to their prokaryotic counterparts. A core 12 S rat liver complex (Mr 290,000) was recently purified to homogeneity consisting of two polypeptides with Mr 73,000 and 65,000 identified as lysyl- and arginyl-tRNA synthetase, respectively (Dang et al. (1982) Biochemistry 21, 1959-1966). Using the modified hydrodynamic theory of Kirkwood (Kirkwood, J.R. (1954) J. Polym. Sci. 12,1-14), we have determined that the model most consistent with the hydrodynamic properties of the 12 S complex is a tetrameric tetrahedral model.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Dec 16 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology