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PMID:15554978

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Citation

Prud'homme-Généreux, A, Beran, RK, Iost, I, Ramey, CS, Mackie, GA and Simons, RW (2004) Physical and functional interactions among RNase E, polynucleotide phosphorylase and the cold-shock protein, CsdA: evidence for a 'cold shock degradosome'. Mol. Microbiol. 54:1409-21

Abstract

Escherichia coli contains at least five ATP-dependent DEAD-box RNA helicases which may play important roles in macromolecular metabolism, especially in translation and mRNA decay. Here we demonstrate that one member of this family, CsdA, whose expression is induced by cold shock, interacts physically and functionally with RNase E. Three independent approaches show that after a shift of cultures to 15 degrees C, CsdA co-purifies with RNase E and other components of the RNA degradosome. Moreover, functional assays using reconstituted minimal degradosomes prepared from purified components in vitro show that CsdA can fully replace the resident RNA helicase of the RNA degradosome, RhlB. In addition, under these conditions, CsdA displays RNA-dependent ATPase activity. Taken together, our data are consistent with a model in which CsdA accumulates during the early stages of cold acclimatization and subsequently assembles into degradosomes with RNase E synthesized in cold-adapted cultures. These findings show that the RNA degradosome is a flexible macromolecular machine capable of adapting to altered environmental conditions.

Links

PubMed Online version:10.1111/j.1365-2958.2004.04360.x

Keywords

Adaptation, Physiological; Adenosine Triphosphatases/metabolism; Adenosine Triphosphate/metabolism; Cold Temperature; DEAD-box RNA Helicases; Endoribonucleases/metabolism; Escherichia coli/physiology; Escherichia coli Proteins/metabolism; Multienzyme Complexes/metabolism; Polyribonucleotide Nucleotidyltransferase/metabolism; Protein Binding; RNA Helicases/metabolism

Significance

Annotations

Gene product Qualifier GO Term Evidence Code with/from Aspect Extension Notes Status

ECOLI:DEAD

involved_in

GO:0006401: RNA catabolic process

ECO:0000316: genetic interaction evidence used in manual assertion

UniProtKB:P21513

P

Seeded From UniProt

complete

See also

References

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