Influence of temperature and magnesium ions on the secondary and tertiary structures of tRNAPhe and 23 S RNA - infrared investigations.

Band splitting and/or bands shifting in opposite directions due to coupling of vibrations of neighboring groups observed in the infrared spectra of tRNAPhe and 23 S RNA give information on the secondary structure. The base pairing, dependent on temperature, is investigated, discussing coupling effects with the base residues' vibrations in the region 1700… CONTINUE READING