The double-stranded RNA (dsRNA)-binding domain of the human p68 kinase has been localized to the N-terminal half of the enzyme by using progressive deletion analysis and in vitro binding assays. To further define the domains responsible for binding to dsRNA, we cloned the mouse dsRNA-activated p65 kinase and used sequence alignment to identify conserved domains in the N-terminal region. Deletions in either of two 12-amino-acid-long and arginine- or lysine-rich regions abrogated binding to dsRNA. Moreover, in an in vivo growth inhibition assay in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, these mutants failed to exhibit a slow-growth phenotype.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1992|