Joanna Sarzynska

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Explicit solvent molecular dynamics simulations (in total almost 800 ns including locally enhanced sampling runs) were applied with different ion conditions and with two force fields (AMBER and CHARMM) to characterize typical geometries adopted by the flanking bases in the RNA kissing-loop complexes. We focus on flanking base positions in multiple x-ray and(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that have been found in most of the eukaryotic organisms. They are involved in the regulation of gene expression at the post-transcriptional level in a sequence specific manner. MiRNAs are produced from their precursors by Dicer-dependent small RNA biogenesis pathway. Involvement of miRNAs in a wide range of(More)
RNAComposer is a fully automated, web-interfaced system for RNA 3D structure prediction, freely available at and Its main components are: manually curated database of RNA 3D structure elements, highly efficient computational engine and user-friendly web application. In this paper, we(More)
According to the RNA world theory, RNAs which stored genetic information and catalyzed chemical reactions had their contribution in the formation of current living organisms. In recent years, researchers studied this molecule diversity, i.a. focusing on small non-coding regulatory RNAs. Among them, of particular interest is evolutionarily ancient, 19-24 nt(More)
UNLABELLED The currently available force field parameters for modified RNA residues in AMBER show significant deviations in conformational properties from experimental observations. The examination of the transferability of the recently revised torsion parameters revealed that there was an overall improvement in the conformational properties for some of the(More)
Plant Dicer-like proteins (DCLs) belong to the Ribonuclease III (RNase III) enzyme family. They are involved in the regulation of gene expression and antiviral defense through RNA interference pathways. A model plant, Arabidopsis thaliana encodes four DCL proteins (AtDCL1-4) that produce different classes of small regulatory RNAs. Our studies focus on(More)
The widespread occurrence of modified residues in RNA sequences necessitates development of accurate parameters for these modifications for reliable modeling of RNA structure and dynamics. A comprehensive set of parameters for the 107 naturally occurring RNA modifications was proposed by Aduri et al. (J. Chem. Theory Comput. 2007, 3, 1464-1475) for the(More)
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