In Vitro Characterization of the Prokaryotic Counterparts of the Exosome Complex

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Abstract

The same basic set of enzymatic activities exhibited by the eukaryotic RNA exosome are also found in prokaryotes. Bacteria have two predominant and distinct 3'→5' exoribonuclease activities: one is characterized by processive hydrolysis, derived from RNase II and RNase R, and the other by processive phosphorolysis, derived from PNPase. In this chapter we describe methods for (1) the overexpression and purification of these three proteins; and (2) their in vitro biochemical and enzymatic characterization-including RNA binding. The labeling and preparation of a set of specific RNA substrates is also described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-61
Number of pages15
JournalMethods In Molecular Biology (Clifton, N.J.)
Volume2062
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Electrophoresis
  • EMSA
  • Exoribonuclease
  • PNPase
  • RNase II
  • RNase R

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