Improving the Accuracy of NMR Structures of RNA by Means of Conformational Database Potentials of Mean Force as Assessed by Complete Dipolar Coupling Cross-ValidationClore, G.M., Kuszewski, J.
(2003) J.Am.Chem.Soc. 125: 1518-1525
- PubMed: 12568611
- DOI: 10.1021/ja028383j
- PubMed Abstract:
- Interlocking Structural Motifs Mediate Molecular Discrimination by a Theophylline-Binding RNA
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The description of the nonbonded contact terms used in simulated annealing refinement can have a major impact on nucleic acid structures generated from NMR data. Using complete dipolar coupling cross-validation, we demonstrate that substantial improv ...
The description of the nonbonded contact terms used in simulated annealing refinement can have a major impact on nucleic acid structures generated from NMR data. Using complete dipolar coupling cross-validation, we demonstrate that substantial improvements in coordinate accuracy of NMR structures of RNA can be obtained by making use of two conformational database potentials of mean force: a nucleic acid torsion angle database potential consisting of various multidimensional torsion angle correlations; and an RNA specific base-base positioning potential that provides a simple geometric, statistically based, description of sequential and nonsequential base-base interactions. The former is based on 416 nucleic acid crystal structures solved at a resolution of =2 A and an R-factor =25%; the latter is based on 131 RNA crystal structures solved at a resolution of =3 A and an R-factor of =25%, and includes both the large and small subunits of the ribosome. The application of these two database potentials is illustrated for the structure refinement of an RNA aptamer/theophylline complex for which extensive NOE and residual dipolar coupling data have been measured in solution.
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