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Nature. 1996 Feb 8;379(6565):511-8.

The structure of the Escherichia coli EF-Tu.EF-Ts complex at 2.5 A resolution.

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  • 1European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Grenoble Outstation, France.

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  • Nature 1996 May 9;381(6578):172.


The crystal structure of the EF-Tu.EF-Ts complex from Escherichia coli has been determined to a resolution of 2.5 A. The complex contains two subunits of each of the elongation factors. The two EF-Ts molecules form a tight dimer, but there is little contact between the two EF-Tu molecules. The interaction of EF-Ts with EF-Tu results principally in the disruption of the Mg2+ ion binding site, thereby reducing the affinity of EF-Tu for guanine nucleotides.

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