The nucleotide sequence in the promoter region of the gene for an Escherichia coli tyrosine transfer ribonucleic acid

Journal of Biological Chemistry (Impact Factor: 4.57). 09/1976; 251(15):4481-9.
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The sequence of the first 29 nucleotides in the promoter region of a tyrosine tRNA gene has previously been determined (Sekiya, T., van Ormondt, H., and Khorana, H.G. (1975) J. Biol. Chem. 250, 1087-1098). This work has now been extended to give the sequence of a total of 59 nucleotides; the sequence is as follows: (see article). The general approach used in the determination of the sequence involved the DNA polymerase I-catalyzed elongation of synthetic deoxyribopolynucleotide primers hydridized to the l-strand of phi80psu+III DNA at the appropriate site. Sequencing of the newly added nucleotides was facilitated by the use of a number of techniques including (a) elongation of the primer with the use of all of the four nucleoside 5'-triphosphates but limiting the concentration of one of the triphosphates, (b) insertion of ribonucleotide units at appropriate sites so as to permit subsequent specific cleavages by pancreatic RNase, and (c) two-dimensional fingerprinting of the oligonucleotides in conjunction with partial exonucleolytic degradation, comprehensive nearest neighbor analyses, and the determination of pyrimidine tracts.

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