Publications

Guegueniat, J.*, Halabelian, L.*, Zeng, H., Dong, A., Li, Y., Wu, H., Arrowsmith, C.H., Kothe, U. (2021) The human pseudouridine synthase PUS7 recognizes RNA with an extended multi-domain binding surface. Nucleic Acids Research, published online ahead of print
* contributed equally; corresponding author

Schultz, S.K., Kothe, U. (2021) Partially modified tRNAs for the study of tRNA maturation and function. Methods in Enzymology, Vol. 658, 225 – 250

Czekay, D. P., Kothe, U. (2021) H/ACA Small Ribonucleoproteins: Structural and Functional Comparison Between Archaea and Eukaryotes. Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol. 12, Article 654370

Porat, J., Kothe, U., Bayfield, M.A. (2021) Revisiting tRNA chaperones: new players in an ancient game. RNA, Vol. 27 (5), 543 – 559

Vos, T.J., and Kothe, U. (2020) snR30/U17 small nucleolar Ribonucleoprotein: a critical player during ribosome biogenesis. invited featured review, Cells, Vol. 9, Article 2195

Schultz, S. K., and Kothe, U. (2020) tRNA elbow modifications affect the tRNA pseudouridine synthase TruB and the methyltransferase TrmA. RNA 26 (9), pp. 1131-1142, doi: 10.1261/rna.075473.120

Keffer-Wilkes, L.*, Soon, E.*, and Kothe, U. (2020) The methyltransferase TrmA facilitates tRNA folding through interaction with its RNA-binding domain. Nucleic Acids Research, 48 (14), pp. 7981 – 7990,doi: 10.1093/nar/gkaa548,
*equal contribution

Ogailan, A.A., Rintala-Dempsey, A.C., and Kothe, U. Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains display robust phenotypes in the presence of Dyskeratosis Congenita mutations in the Cbf5 gene. PLoS ONE: PONE-D-19-02357, revisions requested; also posted on BioRxiv: https://doi.org/10.1101/535443)

Kelly, E., Czekay, D.E., and Kothe, U. (2019) Base pairing interactions between substrate RNA and H/ACA guide RNA modulate the kinetics of pseudouridylation, but not the affinity of substrate binding by H/ACA small nucleolar Ribonucleoproteins RNA 25 (10), pp. 1393 – 1404, doi: 10.1261/rna.071043.119


Tillault, A.-S., Schultz, S.K., Wieden, H.-J., and Kothe, U. (2018) Molecular determinants for 23S rRNA recognition and modification by the E. coli pseudouridine synthase RluE. Journal of Molecular Biology 430(9), pp. 1284-1294

Caton, E.A., Kelly, E.K., Kamalampeta, R. and Kothe, U. (2018) Efficient RNA pseudouridylation by eukaryotic H/ACA small ribonucleoproteins requires high affinity binding and correct positioning of guide RNA. Nucleic Acids Research 46(2), pp. 905-916, doi: 10.1093/nar/gkx1167

Rintala-Dempsey, A.C., and Kothe, U. (2017) Eukaryotic stand-alone pseudouridine synthases – RNA modifying enzymes and emerging regulators of gene expression? RNA Biology, 14 (9), 1185 – 1196

Keffer-Wilkes, L.C., Veerareddygari, G.R., and Kothe, U. (2016) RNA modification enzyme TruB is a tRNA chaperone. PNAS, 113, 14306 – 14311 (highlighted by a commentary in the same issue)

Tillault, A.S.*, Fourmann, J.-B.*, Loegler, C., Wieden, H.-J., Kothe, U., and Charpentier, B. (2015) Contribution of two conserved histidines to the dual activity of archaeal RNA guide-dependent and –independent pseudouridine synthase Cbf5. RNA, 21, 1233 – 1239; *contributed equally to this work

Friedt, J., Leavens, F.M., Mercier, E., Wieden, H.-J., and Kothe, U. (2014) An arginine-aspartate network in the active site of bacterial TruB is critical for catalysing pseudouridine formation. Nucleic Acids Research, 42, 3857 – 3870

Kamalampeta, R., Keffer-Wilkes, L.C., and Kothe, U. (2013) tRNA binding, positioning and modification by the pseudouridine synthase Pus10. J. Mol. Biol., 425(20), 3863-3874.

Kamalampeta, R., and Kothe, U. (2012) Archaeal proteins Nop10 and Gar1 increase the catalytic activity of Cbf5 in pseudouridylating tRNA. Scientific Reports, 2: 663, DOI: 10.1038/srep00663

Wright, J.R., Keffer-Wilkes, L.C., Dobing, S.R., and Kothe, U. (2011) Pre-steady-state kinetic analysis of the three Escherichia coli pseudouridine synthases TruB, TruA and RluA reveals uniformly slow catalysis. RNA, 17, 2074-2084Kothe, U., and Rodnina, M.V. (2007) Codon reading by tRNAAla with modified uridine in the wobble position. Mol. Cell 25(1), 167-174

Kothe, U., and Rodnina, M.V. (2006) Delayed release of inorganic phosphate from elongation factor Tu following GTP hydrolysis on the ribosome. Biochemistry, 45, 12767-12774

Kothe, U., Paleskava, L., Konevega, A.L., and Rodnina, M.V. (2006) Single-step purification of specific tRNAs by hydrophobic tagging. Analyt. Biochem. 356, 148-150

Savelsbergh, A., Mohr, D., Kothe, U., Wintermeyer, W., and Rodnina, M.V. (2005) Control of Phosphate Release from Elongation Factor G by Ribosomal Protein L7/12. EMBO J. 24(24), 4316-4323

Diaconu, M.*, Kothe, U.*, Schluenzen, F., Fischer, N., Harms, J., Tonevitski, A.G., Stark, H., Rodnina, M.V., and Wahl, M.C. (2005) Structural basis for the Function of the Ribosomal L7/12 Stalk in Factor Binding and Activation of GTP Hydrolysis. Cell 121(7), 991-1004*contributed equally to this work

Rodnina, M.V., Gromadski, K.B., Kothe, U., and Wieden, H.-J. (2005) Recognition and selection of tRNA in translation. FEBS Lett. 579, 938-942

Kothe, U., Wieden, H.-J., Mohr, D., and Rodnina, M. V. (2004) Interaction of Helix D of Elongation Factor Tu with Helices 4 and 5 of Protein L7/12 on the Ribosome. J. Mol. Biol. 336, 1011-1021