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Solution Structure of the Active Site Stem-Loop of the VS Ribozyme


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

The solution structure of the VS ribozyme active site loop reveals a dynamic "hot-spot"

Flinders, J.Dieckmann, T.

(2004) J.Mol.Biol. 341: 935-949

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2004.06.084

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The VS ribozyme is the largest ribozyme in its class and is also the least structurally characterized thus far. The current working model of the VS ribozyme locates the active site in stem-loop VI. The solution structure of this active site loop was ...

    The VS ribozyme is the largest ribozyme in its class and is also the least structurally characterized thus far. The current working model of the VS ribozyme locates the active site in stem-loop VI. The solution structure of this active site loop was determined using high resolution NMR spectroscopy. The structure reveals that the ground-state conformation of the active site differs significantly from that determined previously from chemical structure probing and mutational analysis of the ribozyme in its active conformation, which contains several looped out bases. In contrast, the base-pairing scheme found for the isolated loop contains three mismatched base-pairs: an A+-C, a G-U wobble, and a sheared G-A base-pair and no looped out bases. Dynamics observed within the active site loop provide insight into the mechanism by which the RNA can rearrange its secondary structure into an "activated" conformation prior to cleavage. These findings lend support to the idea that RNA secondary structure is more fluid than once believed and that a better understanding of structure and dynamic features of ribozymes is required to unravel the intricacies of their catalytic abilities.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, University of California at Davis, 95616, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
VS RibozymeA22N/A
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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  • Version 1.0: 2004-09-28
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance