Ribosomal RNA kink-turn motif--a flexible molecular hinge.

  title={Ribosomal RNA kink-turn motif--a flexible molecular hinge.},
  author={Filip R{\'a}zga and Nad'a {\vS}pa{\vc}kov{\'a} and Kamila R{\'e}blov{\'a} and Jaroslav Ko{\vc}a and Neocles B Leontis and Jiř{\'i} {\vS}poner},
  journal={Journal of biomolecular structure & dynamics},
  volume={22 2},
Ribosomal RNA K-turn motifs are asymmetric internal loops characterized by a sharp bend in the phosphodiester backbone resulting in "V" shaped structures, recurrently observed in ribosomes and showing a high degree of sequence conservation. We have carried out extended explicit solvent molecular dynamics simulations of selected K-turns, in order to… CONTINUE READING