Cryo-EM structure and rRNA model of a translating eukaryotic 80S ribosome at 5.5-Å resolution

Jean Paul Armache, Alexander Jarasch, Andreas M. Anger, Elizabeth Villa, Thomas Becker, Shashi Bhushan, Fabrice Jossinet, Michael Habeck, Gülcin Dindar, Sibylle Franckenberg, Viter Marquez, Thorsten Mielke, Michael Thomm, Otto Berninghausen, Birgitta Beatrix, Johannes Söding, Eric Westhof, Daniel N. Wilson, Roland Beckmann

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Abstract

Protein biosynthesis, the translation of the genetic code into polypeptides, occurs on ribonucleoprotein particles called ribosomes. Although X-ray structures of bacterial ribosomes are available, high-resolution structures of eukaryotic 80S ribosomes are lacking. Using cryoelectron microscopy and single-particle reconstruction, we have determined the structure of a translating plant (Triticum aestivum) 80S ribosome at 5.5-Å resolution. This map, together with a 6.1-Å map of a Saccharomyces cerevisiae 80S ribosome, has enabled us to model ∼98% of the rRNA. Accurate assignment of the rRNA expansion segments (ES) and variable regions has revealed unique ES-ES and r-protein-ES interactions, providing insight into the structure and evolution of the eukaryotic ribosome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19748-19753
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume107
Issue number46
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 16 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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