RNA approaches the B‐form in stacked single strand dinucleotide contexts

@article{Sedova2016RNAAT,
  title={RNA approaches the B‐form in stacked single strand dinucleotide contexts},
  author={Ada Sedova and Nilesh K. Banavali},
  journal={Biopolymers},
  year={2016},
  volume={105}
}
Duplex RNA adopts an A‐form structure, while duplex DNA interconverts between the A‐ and B‐forms depending on the environment. The C2′‐endo sugar pucker seen in B‐form DNA can occur infrequently in ribose sugars as well, but RNA is not understood to assume B‐form conformations. Through analysis of over 45,000 stacked single strand dinucleotide (SSD) crystal structure conformations, this study demonstrates that RNA is capable of adopting a wide conformational range between the canonical A‐ and B… 
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