Assessing the Potential Effects of Active Site Mg2+ Ions in the glmS Ribozyme–Cofactor Complex


Ribozymes employ diverse catalytic strategies in their self-cleavage mechanisms, including the use of divalent metal ions. This work explores the effects of Mg2+ ions in the active site of the glmS ribozyme-GlcN6P cofactor complex using computational methods. Deleterious and potentially beneficial effects of an active site Mg2+ ion on the self-cleavage… (More)


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