tRNATrp (bovine) Binding to the Reverse Transcriptase of Avian Myeloblastosis Virus and Function as a Heterologous Primer
The primary structures for tTNATrp (bovine) and primer tRNATrp (avian) show only minor differences in nucleotide sequence. The heterologous tRNATrp (bovine) appears to have properties similar to the tRNATrp (avian) in its ability to bind the alphabeta from of RNA-dependent DNA nucleotidyltransferase of avian myeloblastosis virus. A stable enzyme-tRNA complex has been isolated by gel filtration. In addition, tRNATrp (bovine) can hydridize to the avian viral 35S RNA and act as a primer for transcription of the RNA. tRNATrp (bovine) can be obtained in larger amounts than the avian primer and can be used to study the interactions between the primer and the viral enzyme.