RNA shows its metal

David E. Draper, Vinod K. Misra

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A new study shows that the AA platform motif in RNA selectively chelates and dehydrates a potassium ion. Consideration of the energetics of ion binding at specific sites suggests that both monovalent and divalent cations can be important stabilizers of RNA tertiary structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)927-930
Number of pages4
JournalNature Structural Biology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1998


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