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Metal ion binding sites in a group II intron core.


Sigel, R K O; Vaidya, A; Pyle, A M (2000). Metal ion binding sites in a group II intron core. Nature Structural Biology, 7(12):1111-6.

Abstract

Group II introns are catalytic RNA molecules that require divalent metal ions for folding, substrate binding, and chemical catalysis. Metal ion binding sites in the group II core have now been elucidated by monitoring the site-specific RNA hydrolysis patterns of bound ions such as Tb(3+) and Mg(2+). Major sites are localized near active site elements such as domain 5 and its surrounding tertiary interaction partners. Numerous sites are also observed at intron substructures that are involved in binding and potentially activating the splice sites. These results highlight the locations of specific metal ions that are likely to play a role in ribozyme catalysis.

Group II introns are catalytic RNA molecules that require divalent metal ions for folding, substrate binding, and chemical catalysis. Metal ion binding sites in the group II core have now been elucidated by monitoring the site-specific RNA hydrolysis patterns of bound ions such as Tb(3+) and Mg(2+). Major sites are localized near active site elements such as domain 5 and its surrounding tertiary interaction partners. Numerous sites are also observed at intron substructures that are involved in binding and potentially activating the splice sites. These results highlight the locations of specific metal ions that are likely to play a role in ribozyme catalysis.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:540 Chemistry
Language:English
Date:1 December 2000
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:25
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:20
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:1072-8368
Publisher DOI:10.1038/81958
PubMed ID:11101891

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