College of Pharmacy; College of Science; School of Medicine
Biochemistry; Medicinal Chemistry; Chemistry
Poulter, Charles Dale; Davis, Darrell R.
Griffey, Richard H.; Yamaizumi, Ziro; Nishimura, Susumu
15N-labeled tRNA. Identification of dihydrouridine in Escherichia coli tRNAfMet, tRNALys, and tRNAPhe by 1H-15N two-dimensional NMR.
The N3 imino units of dihydrouridine were identified in samples of 15N-labeled Escherichia coli tRNAfMet, tRNALys, and tRNAPhe by 1H-15N two-dimensional NMR. The peaks for dihydrouridine had high field 1H (9.7-9.8 ppm) and 15N (147.8-149.5 ppm) chemical shifts. Assignments were made by 1H-15N chemical shift correlation based on values obtained in model studies with tri-O-benzoyl- and tri-O-acetyldihydrouridine. The rates of exchange of the imino protons with water suggest that the D-loop in tRNAfMet is less stable than the D-loops in tRNALys or tRNAPhe. Closely spaced peaks were observed for the two dihydrouridines in tRNAPhe in a high resolution spectrum.
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Hydrogen Bonding; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
J Biol Chem. 1986 Mar 15;261(8):3584-7. Davis DR, Griffey RH, Yamaizumi Z, Nishimura S, Poulter CD. 15N-labeled tRNA. Identification of dihydrouridine in Escherichia coli tRNAfMet, tRNALys, and tRNAPhe by 1H-15N two-dimensional NMR. Retrieved April 16, 2007 from http://www.jbc.org/cgi/reprint/261/8/3584.