Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2011

Journal or Book Title

Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications

Volume

67

Issue

5

First Page

561

Last Page

564

DOI

10.1107/S1744309111007196

Abstract

Barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) RNA lacks a 5′ m7GTP cap, yet it is translated efficiently because it contains a 105-base BYDV-like cap-independent translation element (BTE) in the 3′ untranslated region (UTR). To understand how the BTE outcompetes the host mRNA for protein-synthesis machinery, its three-dimensional structure is being determined at high resolution. The purification using transcription from DNA containing 2′-O-methyl nucleotides and preliminary crystallographic analyses of the BTE RNA are presented here. After varying the BTE sequence and crystallization-condition optimization, crystals were obtained that diffracted to below 5 Å resolution, with a complete data set being collected to 6.9 Å resolution. This crystal form indexes with an Rmerge of 0.094 in the monoclinic space group C2, with unit-cell parameters a = 316.6, b = 54.2, c = 114.5 Å, α = γ = 90, β = 105.1°.

Comments

This article is from Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications 67 (2011): 561, doi: 10.1107/S1744309111007196. Posted with permission.

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International Union of Crystallography

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en

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