William H. McClain - Publications

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Bacteriology University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI 

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Year Citation  Score
2015 Gopalan V, McClain WH. RNA: yesterday, today and tomorrow. Rna (New York, N.Y.). 21: 541-3. PMID 25780129 DOI: 10.1261/Rna.049759.115  0.446
2010 McClain WH. Discovery of a mini-RNase P in archaea. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107: 22371-2. PMID 21164034 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.1016812108  0.389
2010 McClain WH, Lai LB, Gopalan V. Trials, travails and triumphs: an account of RNA catalysis in RNase P. Journal of Molecular Biology. 397: 627-46. PMID 20100492 DOI: 10.1016/J.Jmb.2010.01.038  0.404
2006 McClain WH. Surprising contribution to aminoacylation and translation of non-Watson-Crick pairs in tRNA. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 103: 4570-5. PMID 16537400 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.0600592103  0.54
2005 Mathews MB, Altman S, McClain WH. Hugh Dunbar Robertson (1943-2005). Rna (New York, N.Y.). 11: 1751-1752. PMID 30157603  0.532
2004 McClain WH, Gabriel K, Lee D, Otten S. Structure-function analysis of tRNA(Gln) in an Escherichia coli knockout strain. Rna (New York, N.Y.). 10: 795-804. PMID 15100435 DOI: 10.1261/Rna.5271404  0.433
2004 Lee D, McClain WH. Aptamer redesigned tRNA is nonfunctional and degraded in cells. Rna (New York, N.Y.). 10: 7-11. PMID 14681579 DOI: 10.1261/Rna.5165804  0.459
2003 Choi H, Gabriel K, Schneider J, Otten S, McClain WH. Recognition of acceptor-stem structure of tRNA(Asp) by Escherichia coli aspartyl-tRNA synthetase. Rna (New York, N.Y.). 9: 386-93. PMID 12649491 DOI: 10.1261/Rna.2139703  0.452
2002 Choi H, Otten S, Schneider J, McClain WH. Genetic perturbations of RNA reveal structure-based recognition in protein-RNA interaction. Journal of Molecular Biology. 324: 573-6. PMID 12460561 DOI: 10.1016/S0022-2836(02)01098-7  0.499
2002 Choi H, Otten S, McClain WH. Isolation of novel tRNA(Ala) mutants by library selection in a tRNA(Ala) knockout strain. Biochimie. 84: 705-11. PMID 12457558 DOI: 10.1016/S0300-9084(02)01407-4  0.458
2001 Gabriel K, McClain WH. Plasmid systems to study RNA function in Escherichia coli. Journal of Molecular Biology. 310: 543-548. PMID 11439022 DOI: 10.1006/Jmbi.2001.4786  0.489
2001 McClain WH, Gabriel K. Construction of an Escherichia coli knockout strain for functional analysis of tRNAAsp Journal of Molecular Biology. 310: 537-542. PMID 11439021 DOI: 10.1006/Jmbi.2001.4785  0.355
2000 Varani G, McClain WH. The G x U wobble base pair. A fundamental building block of RNA structure crucial to RNA function in diverse biological systems. Embo Reports. 1: 18-23. PMID 11256617 DOI: 10.1093/Embo-Reports/Kvd001  0.447
1999 Strazewski P, Biala E, Gabriel K, McCLAIN WH. The relationship of thermodynamic stability at a G x U recognition site to tRNA aminoacylation specificity. Rna. 5: 1490-1494. PMID 10580477 DOI: 10.1017/S1355838299991586  0.526
1999 Chang KY, Varani G, Bhattacharya S, Choi H, McClain WH. Correlation of deformability at a tRNA recognition site and aminoacylation specificity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 96: 11764-9. PMID 10518524 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.96.21.11764  0.503
1999 Biala E, McClain W, Strazewski P. Thermodynamics of Site-Specific Variant tRNAAla Acceptor Stem Microhairpins Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids. 18: 1575-1576. PMID 10474233 DOI: 10.1080/07328319908044788  0.431
1999 McClain WH, Jou YY, Bhattacharya S, Gabriel K, Schneider J. The reliability of in vivo structure-function analysis of tRNA aminoacylation. Journal of Molecular Biology. 290: 391-409. PMID 10390340 DOI: 10.1006/Jmbi.1999.2884  0.418
1999 Gabriel K, McClain WH. A set of plasmids constitutively producing different RNA levels in Escherichia coli. Journal of Molecular Biology. 290: 385-389. PMID 10390339 DOI: 10.1006/Jmbi.1999.2885  0.469
1999 McClain WH, Gabriel K, Bhattacharya S, Jou YY, Schneider J. Functional compensation by particular nucleotide substitutions of a critical G*U wobble base-pair during aminoacylation of transfer RNA. Journal of Molecular Biology. 286: 1025-32. PMID 10047479 DOI: 10.1006/Jmbi.1999.2542  0.471
1998 Cermakian N, McCLAIN WH, Cedergren R. tRNA nucleotide 47: an evolutionary enigma. Rna. 4: 928-936. PMID 9701284 DOI: 10.1017/S135583829898058X  0.399
1998 McClain WH, Schneider J, Bhattacharya S, Gabriel K. The importance of tRNA backbone-mediated interactions with synthetase for aminoacylation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 95: 460-5. PMID 9435214 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.95.2.460  0.411
1996 Gabriel K, Schneider J, McClain WH. Functional Evidence for Indirect Recognition of G·U in tRNAAla by Alanyl-tRNA Synthetase Science. 271: 195-197. PMID 8539617 DOI: 10.1126/Science.271.5246.195  0.478
1995 Nicholas HB, McClain WH. Searching tRNA sequences for relatedness to aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase families. Journal of Molecular Evolution. 40: 482-486. PMID 7783223 DOI: 10.1007/Bf00166616  0.401
1994 McClain WH, Schneider J, Gabriel K. Distinctive acceptor-end structure and other determinants of Escherichia coli tRNAPro identity Nucleic Acids Research. 22: 522-529. PMID 8127693 DOI: 10.1093/Nar/22.3.522  0.504
1993 McClain WH. Transfer RNA identity. The Faseb Journal. 7: 72-78. PMID 8422977 DOI: 10.1096/Fasebj.7.1.8422977  0.456
1993 McClain WH. Rules that govern tRNA identity in protein synthesis. Journal of Molecular Biology. 234: 257-280. PMID 8230212 DOI: 10.1006/Jmbi.1993.1582  0.413
1993 McClain WH, Schneider J, Gabriel K. Association of tRNAGln acceptor identity with phosphate-sugar backbone interactions observed in the crystal structure of the Escherichia coli glutaminyl-tRNA synthetase-tRNAGln complex Biochimie. 75: 1125-1136. PMID 8199248 DOI: 10.1016/0300-9084(93)90012-H  0.434
1993 McClain W. Identity of Escherichia coli tRNA(Cys) determined by nucleotides in three regions of tRNA tertiary structure. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 268: 19398-19402. DOI: 10.1016/s0021-9258(19)36528-7  0.305
1991 McClain WH, Foss K, Jenkins RA, Schneider J. Rapid determination of nucleotides that define tRNA(Gly) acceptor identity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 88: 6147-51. PMID 2068095 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.88.14.6147  0.499
1991 McClain WH, Foss K, Jenkins RA, Schneider J. Four sites in the acceptor helix and one site in the variable pocket of tRNA(Ala) determine the molecule's acceptor identity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 88: 9272-6. PMID 1924390 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.88.20.9272  0.436
1990 McClain WH, Foss K, Jenkins RA, Schneider J. Nucleotides that determine Escherichia coli tRNA(Arg) and tRNA(Lys) acceptor identities revealed by analyses of mutant opal and amber suppressor tRNAs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 87: 9260-4. PMID 2251270 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.87.23.9260  0.5
1989 McClain WH, Wilson JH, Seidman JG. Genetic analysis of structure and function in phage T4 tRNASer. Journal of Molecular Biology. 203: 549-53. PMID 3210226 DOI: 10.1016/0022-2836(88)90191-X  0.585
1988 McClain WH, Seidman JG. Genetic conversion of G.C base-pairs to A.U base-pairs in a transfer RNA. Journal of Molecular Biology. 197: 605-8. PMID 3441013 DOI: 10.1016/0022-2836(87)90567-5  0.569
1988 McClain WH. Specific duplications fostered by a DNA structure containing adjacent inverted repeat sequences. Journal of Molecular Biology. 204: 27-38. PMID 2851051 DOI: 10.1016/0022-2836(88)90595-5  0.413
1988 McClain WH, Chen Y, Foss K, Schneider J. Association of transfer RNA acceptor identity with a helical irregularity. Science. 242: 1681-1684. PMID 2462282 DOI: 10.1126/Science.2462282  0.498
1988 Mcclain WH, Foss K. Changing the acceptor identity of a transfer RNA by altering nucleotides in a "variable pocket" Science. 241: 1804-1807. PMID 2459773 DOI: 10.1126/Science.2459773  0.551
1988 McClain WH, Foss K. Nucleotides that contribute to the identity of Escherichia coli tRNAPhe Journal of Molecular Biology. 202: 697-709. PMID 2459397 DOI: 10.1016/0022-2836(88)90551-7  0.424
1988 Lawrence N, Wesolowski D, Gold H, Bartkiewicz M, Guerrier-Takada C, McClain WH, Altman S. Characteristics of ribonuclease P from various organisms. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia On Quantitative Biology. 52: 233-8. PMID 2456877 DOI: 10.1101/Sqb.1987.052.01.028  0.369
1988 Mcclain WH, Foss K. Changing the identity of a tRNA by introducing a G-U wobble pair near the 3′ acceptor end Science. 240: 793-796. PMID 2452483 DOI: 10.1126/Science.2452483  0.524
1987 Nicholas HB, Chen Y, McClain WH. Comparison of tRNA sequences. Bioinformatics. 3: 53-53. PMID 3453215 DOI: 10.1093/Bioinformatics/3.1.53  0.366
1987 Nicholas HB, McClain WH. An algorithm for discriminating sequences and its application to yeast transfer RNA Bioinformatics. 3: 177-181. PMID 3330959 DOI: 10.1093/Bioinformatics/3.3.177  0.434
1987 Foss K, McClain WH. Rapid site-specific mutagenesis in plasmids Gene. 59: 285-290. PMID 2830171 DOI: 10.1016/0378-1119(87)90336-2  0.368
1987 McClain WH, Guerrier-Takada C, Altman S. Model substrates for an RNA enzyme. Science (New York, N.Y.). 238: 527-30. PMID 2443980 DOI: 10.1126/Science.2443980  0.674
1987 McClain WH, Nicholas HB. Differences between transfer RNA molecules Journal of Molecular Biology. 194: 635-642. PMID 2443707 DOI: 10.1016/0022-2836(87)90240-3  0.488
1987 McClain WH, Foss K, Schneider J, Guerrier-Takada C, Altman S. Suppressor and novel mutants of bacteriophage T4 tRNAGly Journal of Molecular Biology. 193: 223-226. PMID 2438421 DOI: 10.1016/0022-2836(87)90640-1  0.647
1986 Atilgan T, Nicholas HB, McClain WH. A statistical method for correlating tRNA sequence with amino acid specificity. Nucleic Acids Research. 14: 375-380. PMID 3633085 DOI: 10.1093/Nar/14.1.375  0.311
1984 McClain WH, Foss K. Hybrid transfer RNA genes in phage T4 Cell. 38: 225-231. PMID 6380760 DOI: 10.1016/0092-8674(84)90544-0  0.503
1984 Guerrier-Takada C, McClain WH, Altman S. Cleavage of tRNA precursors by the RNA subunit of E. coli ribonuclease P (M1 RNA) is influenced by 3'-proximal CCA in the substrates. Cell. 38: 219-24. PMID 6380759 DOI: 10.1016/0092-8674(84)90543-9  0.659
1981 Plunkett G, Mazzara GP, McClain WH. Characterization of bacteriophage T4 Band D RNA, a low-molecular-weight RNA of unknown function Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 210: 298-306. PMID 6271070 DOI: 10.1016/0003-9861(81)90193-4  0.388
1981 Mazzara GP, Plunkett G, McClain WH. DNA sequence of the transfer RNA region of bacteriophage T4: Implications for transfer RNA synthesis Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 78: 889-892. PMID 6262781 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.78.2.889  0.511
1979 Foss K, Kao SH, McClain WH. Three suppressor forms of bacteriophage T4 leucine transfer RNA Journal of Molecular Biology. 135: 1013-1021. PMID 537091 DOI: 10.1016/0022-2836(79)90525-4  0.509
1979 Guthrie C, McClain WH. Rare transfer ribonucleic acid essential for phage growth. Nucleotide sequence comparison of normal and mutant T4 isoleucine-accepting transfer ribonucleic acid. Biochemistry. 18: 3786-95. PMID 476088 DOI: 10.1021/Bi00584A023  0.485
1979 McClain WH. A role for ribonuclease III in synthesis of bacteriophage T4 transfer RNAs Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 86: 718-724. PMID 371620 DOI: 10.1016/0006-291X(79)91772-8  0.507
1978 McClain WH, Seidman JG, Schmidt FJ. Evolution of the biosynthesis of 3′-terminal C-C-A residues in T-even bacteriophage transfer RNAs Journal of Molecular Biology. 119: 519-536. PMID 642000 DOI: 10.1016/0022-2836(78)90200-0  0.607
1978 Schmidt FJ, Mcclain WH. An escherichia coli ribonuclease which removes an extra nucleotide from a biosynthetic intermediate of bacteriophage T4 proline transfer RNA Nucleic Acids Research. 5: 4129-4140. PMID 364422 DOI: 10.1093/Nar/5.11.4129  0.495
1977 Mazzara GP, McClain WH. Cysteine transfer RNA of Escherichia coli: Nucleotide sequence and unusual metabolic properties of the 3′ C-C-A terminus Journal of Molecular Biology. 117: 1061-1079. PMID 342705 DOI: 10.1016/S0022-2836(77)80013-2  0.482
1977 McClain WH. Seven terminal steps in a biosynthetic pathway leading from DNA to transfer RNA Accounts of Chemical Research. 10: 418-425. DOI: 10.1021/AR50119A006  0.338
1977 Kao S, McClain W. U-G-A suppressor of bacteriophage T4 associated with arginine transfer RNA. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 252: 8254-8257. DOI: 10.1016/s0021-9258(17)40964-1  0.381
1976 McClain WH, Barrell BG, Seidman JG. Nucleotide alterations in bacteriophage T4 serine transfer RNA that affect the conversion of precursor RNA into transfer RNA. Journal of Molecular Biology. 99: 717-32. PMID 1214302 DOI: 10.1016/S0022-2836(75)80181-1  0.677
1976 Seidman JG, Barrell BG, McClain WH. Five steps in the conversion of a large precursor RNA into bacteriophage proline and serine transfer RNAs. Journal of Molecular Biology. 99: 733-60. PMID 175167 DOI: 10.1016/S0022-2836(75)80182-3  0.665
1975 Comer MM, Foss K, McClain WH. A mutation of the wobble nucleotide of a bacteriophage T4 transfer RNA. Journal of Molecular Biology. 99: 283-93. PMID 1206705 DOI: 10.1016/S0022-2836(75)80146-X  0.44
1975 McClain WH, Marchin GL, Neidhardt FC, Chace KV, Rementer ML, Hall DH. A gene of bacteriophage T4 controlling the modification of host valyl-tRNA synthetase Virology. 67: 385-394. PMID 1103442 DOI: 10.1016/0042-6822(75)90440-7  0.303
1975 McClain WH, Seidman JG. Genetic perturbations that reveal tertiary conformation of tRNA precursor molecules. Nature. 257: 106-10. PMID 1099453 DOI: 10.1038/257106A0  0.556
1975 Seidman JG, Schmidt FJ, Foss K, McClain WH. A mutant of escherichia coli defective in removing 3′ terminal nucleotides from some transfer RNA precursor molecules Cell. 5: 389-400. PMID 1098779 DOI: 10.1016/0092-8674(75)90058-6  0.656
1975 Seidman JG, McClain WH. Three steps in conversion of large precursor RNA into serine and proline transfer RNAs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 72: 1491-5. PMID 1093182 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.72.4.1491  0.635
1974 Comer MM, Guthrie C, McClain WH. An ochre suppressor of bacteriophage T4 that is associated with a transfer RNA. Journal of Molecular Biology. 90: 665-76. PMID 4615176 DOI: 10.1016/0022-2836(74)90531-2  0.532
1974 Guthrie C, McClain WH. Conditionally lethal mutants of bacteriophage T4 defective in production of a transfer RNA. Journal of Molecular Biology. 81: 137-55. PMID 4591184 DOI: 10.1016/0022-2836(73)90185-X  0.466
1974 Barrell BG, Seidman JG, Guthrie C, McClain WH. Transfer RNA biosynthesis: the nucleotide sequence of a precursor to serine and proline transfer RNAs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 71: 413-6. PMID 4521813 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.71.2.413  0.637
1974 Guthrie C, Seidman JG, Altman S, Barrell BG, Smith JD, McClain WH. Identification of tRNA precursor molecules made by phage T4. Nature: New Biology. 246: 6-11. PMID 4519024 DOI: 10.1038/Newbio246006A0  0.615
1974 Seidman JG, Comer MM, McClain WH. Nucleotide alterations in the bacteriophage T4 glutamine transfer RNA that affect ochre suppressor activity. Journal of Molecular Biology. 90: 677-89. PMID 4375202 DOI: 10.1016/0022-2836(74)90532-4  0.669
1973 Barrell BG, Coulson AR, McClain WH. Nucleotide sequence of a glycine transfer RNA coded by bacteriophage T4 Febs Letters. 37: 64-69. PMID 4753761 DOI: 10.1016/0014-5793(73)80427-2  0.49
1973 McClain WH, Guthrie C, Barrell BG. The psu1+ amber suppressor gene of bacteriophage T4: identification of its amino acid and transfer RNA. Journal of Molecular Biology. 81: 157-171. PMID 4591185 DOI: 10.1016/0022-2836(73)90186-1  0.535
1973 McClain WH, Guthrie C, Barrell BG. Eight transfer RNAs induced by infection of Escherichia coli with bacteriophage T4. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 69: 3703-7. PMID 4566457 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.69.12.3703  0.5
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