Ribocentre: a database of ribozymes

Jie Deng, Yaohuang Shi, Xuemei Peng, Yuanlin He, Xiaoxue Chen, Mengxiao Li, Xiaowei Lin, Wenjian Liao, Yuanyin Huang, Taijiao Jiang, David M. J. Lilley (Lead / Corresponding author), Zhichao Miao (Lead / Corresponding author), Lin Huang (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Ribozymes are excellent systems in which to study 'sequence - structure - function' relationships in RNA molecules. Understanding these relationships may greatly help structural modeling and design of functional RNA structures and some functional structural modules could be repurposed in molecular design. At present, there is no comprehensive database summarising all the natural ribozyme families. We have therefore created Ribocentre, a database that collects together sequence, structure and mechanistic data on 21 ribozyme families. This includes available information on timelines, sequence families, secondary and tertiary structures, catalytic mechanisms, applications of the ribozymes together with key publications. The database is publicly available at https://www.ribocentre.org.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
JournalNucleic Acids Research
Early online date30 Sep 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Sep 2022


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