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June 2002 - Vol 9 No 6
Nature Structural Biology 9 (2002)
 
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The structure of the U6 RNA intra-molecular stem loop of S. cerevisiae (stick model with transparent surface) reveals a stereo-specific binding site for a metal ion (modeled, purple ball) implicated in catalysis. The structure provides the first view of U6 RNA, a key component of the spliceosome, and suggests a possible mechanism for the regulation of RNA splicing. Background is from the 2D NOE spectrum of the U6 ISL. See pages 431−435.
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