G-ribo motif favors the formation of pseudoknots in ribosomal RNA.

@article{Steinberg2007GriboMF,
  title={G-ribo motif favors the formation of pseudoknots in ribosomal RNA.},
  author={Sergey Steinberg and Yury I. Boutorine},
  journal={RNA},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={1036-42}
}
Analysis of the pseudoknots existing in the ribosomal RNA showed that four of them are formed with the help of G-ribo, a recently identified RNA recurrent motif. The analysis of these pseudoknots revealed two major aspects in the G-ribo motif structure, which together provide the structural context favoring the formation of two different types of pseudoknots. The first aspect pertains to a particular side-by-side juxtaposition of two double helices that facilitates switches of the… CONTINUE READING