Evidence for tertiary structure in natural single stranded RNAs in solution.


Binding isotherms (20 degrees C) of ethidium bromide to a number of tRNA species at various ionic strengths indicate that i) the number ni of intercalation sites is high 7 to 11 per molecule, in the low salt form III, but small, 2 to 1, at high Mg2+ or Na+ when form I predominates. ii) modification of tRNA at strategic positions for 3D folding prevents full… (More)


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