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Gene. 1985;40(2-3):349-52.

Isolation and characterization of the yeast aspartyl-tRNA synthetase gene.

Abstract

A yeast genomic library in Escherichia coli, constructed by insertion of Sau3A restriction fragments into the hybrid Saccharomyces cerevisiae-E. coli plasmid pFL1, was screened by a radioimmunoassay (RIA) for colonies expressing yeast aspartyl-tRNA synthetase (AspRS). Four clones were isolated by this technique. Data obtained by Southern and restriction analysis of the inserts showed a common 3.8-kb BamHI restriction fragment which, when inserted into the plasmid pFL1, gave a positive RIA. Several controls showed that this 3.8-kb insert codes for the entire AspRS: (i) S. cerevisiae transformed by the PFL1 plasmid carrying the 3.8-kb fragment overproduces AspRS activity by a factor of ten compared to the wild-type yeast strain; and (ii) a new protein with electrophoretic behaviour similar to AspRS and immuno-reactive toward anti-AspRS appears in crude extracts of transformed yeast and E. coli.

PMID:
3007301
DOI:
10.1016/0378-1119(85)90060-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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