A biopolymer by any other name would bind as well: a comparison of the ligand-binding pockets of nucleic acids and proteins.

Abstract

Crystal structures have recently been reported for several in vitro selected aptamers that bind small molecules. A structural comparison of these aptamers with proteins that bind identical ligands reveals similar strategies for forming ligand-binding pockets.

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@article{Marshall1997ABB, title={A biopolymer by any other name would bind as well: a comparison of the ligand-binding pockets of nucleic acids and proteins.}, author={Kristin A. Marshall and Michael P. Robertson and Andrew D. Ellington}, journal={Structure}, year={1997}, volume={5 6}, pages={729-34} }