Publications 2011

O’Donoghue, P., Sheppard, K., Nureki, O., and Söll, D. (2011) Rational design of an evolutionary precursor of glutaminyl-tRNA synthetase. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 20485-20490. Abstract

Park, H-S., Hohn, M., Umehara, T., Guo, L-T., Osborne, E., Benner, J., Noren, C.J., Rinehart, J., and Söll, D. (2011) Expanding the genetic code of Escherichia coli with phosphoserine. Science, 333,1151-1154. Abstract

Hohn, M.J., Palioura, S., Su, D., Yuan, J. and Söll, D. (2011) Genetic analysis of selenocysteine biosynthesis in the archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis. Mol. Microbiol. 81, 249-258. Abstract

Hebecker, S., Arendt, W., Heinemann, I.U., Tiefenau, J., Söll, D. and Moser, J. (2011) Alanyl-phosphatidylglycerol synthase: mechanism of tRNA-dependent lipid modification in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Mol. Microbiol. 80, 935-950. Abstract

Su, D., Lieberman, A., Lang, B.F., Simonovic, M., Söll, D. and Ling, J. (2011) An unusual tRNAThr derived from tRNAHis reassigns in yeast mitochondria the CUN codons to threonine. Nucl. Acids Res. 39, 4866-4874. Abstract

Miranda, H.V., Nembhard, N., Su, D., Hepowit, N., Krause, D.J., Pritz, J.R., Phillips, C., Söll, D. and Maupin-Furlow, J.A. (2011) E1- and ubiquitin-like proteins provide a direct link between protein conjugation and sulfur transfer in archaea. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 4417-4422. Abstract

Yuan, J., Gogakos, T., Babina, A., Söll, D. and Randau, L. (2011) Change of tRNA identity leads to a divergent orthogonal histidyl-tRNA synthetase/tRNAHis pair. Nucl. Acids Res. 39, 2286-2293. Abstract

Popow, J., Englert, M., Weitzer, S., Schleiffer, A., Mierzwa, B., Mechtler, K., Trowitzsch, S., Will, C.L., Lührmann, R., Söll, D. and Martinez, J. (2011) HSPC117 is the essential subunit of a human tRNA splicing ligase complex. Science, 331, 760-764. Abstract

Sherrer, R.L., Araiso, Y., Aldag, C., Ishitani, R., Ho, J., Söll, D. and Nureki, O. (2011) C-terminal domain of archaeal O-phosphoseryl-tRNA kinase displays large-scale motion to bind the 7 base pair D-stem of archaeal tRNASec. Nucl. Acids Res. 39, 7286-7297. Abstract

Englert, M., Sheppard, K., Aslanian, A., Yates, J.R. III and Söll, D. (2011) Archaeal 3’-phosphate RNA splicing ligase characterization identifies the missing component in tRNA maturation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 1290-1295. Abstract