A structural database for k-turn motifs in RNA

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

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1463-1468
    Number of pages6
    JournalRNA: a Publication of the RNA Society
    Volume16
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

    Keywords

    • RNA structure
    • kink turn
    • motif
    • SMALL NUCLEOLAR RNAS
    • BOX C/D RNA
    • U4 SNRNA
    • PRERIBOSOMAL RNA
    • MOLECULAR-BASIS
    • BINDING MOTIF
    • L7AE PROTEIN
    • BASE-PAIRS
    • KINK-TURNS
    • SITE

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