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A structural database for k-turn motifs in RNA

A structural database for k-turn motifs in RNA

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  • Kersten T. Schroeder
  • Scott A. McPhee
  • Jonathan Ouellet
  • David M. J. Lilley

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1463-1468
Number of pages6
JournalRNA: a Publication of the RNA Society
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2010


The kink-turn (k-turn) is a common structural motif in RNA that introduces a tight kink into the helical axis. k-turns play an important architectural role in RNA structures and serve as binding sites for a number of proteins. We have created a database of known and postulated k-turn sequences and three-dimensional (3D) structures, available via the internet. This site provides (1) a database of sequence and structure, as a resource for the RNA community, and (2) a tool to enable the manipulation and comparison of 3D structures where known.



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