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Structural analysis of the yeast exosome Rrp6p-Rrp47p complex by small-angle x-ray scattering

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The RNase D-type 3'-5' exonuclease Rrp6p from Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a nuclear-specific cofactor of the RNA exosome and associates in vivo with Rrp47p (Lrp1p). Here, we show using biochemistry and small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) that Rrp6p and Rrp47p associate into a stable, heterodimeric complex with an elongated shape consistent with binding of Rrp47p to the nuclease domain and opposite of the HRDC domain of Rrp6p. Rrp47p reduces the exonucleolytic activity of Rrp6p on both single-stranded and structured RNA substrates without significantly altering the affinity towards RNA or the ability of Rrp6p to degrade RNA secondary structure.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Pages (from-to)634-640
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2014

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