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This paper is a report of a second round of RNA-Puzzles, a collective and blind experiment in three-dimensional (3D) RNA structure prediction. Three puzzles, Puzzles 5, 6, and 10, represented sequences of three large RNA structures with limited or no homology with previously solved RNA molecules. A lariat-capping ribozyme, as well as riboswitches complexed(More)
Understanding the numerous functions that RNAs play in living cells depends critically on knowledge of their three-dimensional structure. Due to the difficulties in experimentally assessing structures of large RNAs, there is currently great demand for new high-resolution structure prediction methods. We present the novel method for the fully automated(More)
The RNA FRABASE is a web-accessible engine with a relational database, which allows for the automatic search of user-defined, 3D RNA fragments within a set of RNA structures. This is a new tool to search and analyse RNA structures, directed at the 3D structure modelling. The user needs to input either RNA sequence(s) and/or secondary structure(s) given in a(More)
BACKGROUND Recent discoveries concerning novel functions of RNA, such as RNA interference, have contributed towards the growing importance of the field. In this respect, a deeper knowledge of complex three-dimensional RNA structures is essential to understand their new biological functions. A number of bioinformatic tools have been proposed to explore two(More)
In RNA structural biology and bioinformatics an access to correct RNA secondary structure and its proper representation is of crucial importance. This is true especially in the field of secondary and 3D RNA structure prediction. Here, we introduce RNApdbee-a new tool that allows to extract RNA secondary structure from the pdb file, and presents it in both(More)
The continuously increasing amount of RNA sequence and experimentally determined 3D structure data drives the development of computational methods supporting exploration of these data. Contemporary functional analysis of RNA molecules, such as ribozymes or riboswitches, covers various issues, among which tertiary structure modeling becomes more and more(More)
An algorithm is proposed to provide the tool for an automatic resonance assignment of 2D-NOESY spectra of RNA duplexes. The algorithm, based on a certain subproblem of the Hamiltonian path, reduces a number of possible connections between resonances within aromatic and anomeric region of 2D-NOESY spectra. Appropriate pathways between H6/H8 and H1'(More)
MOTIVATION Liquid state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has now been well established as a method for RNA tertiary structure determination. Most of the steps involved in the determination of RNA molecules are performed using computer programs. They however, do not apply to resonance assignment being the starting point of the whole procedure.(More)
Resonance assignment remains one of the hardest stages in RNA tertiary structure elucidation with the use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy. We propose an evolutionary algorithm being a tool for an automatic design of the procedure. NOE pathway, which determines the assignments, is constructed during an analysis of possible connections between(More)