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The dance of domains

Static crystal structures provide only clues about the way large biological molecules work. A recently developed spectroscopic technique also reveals details of their molecular motion, as shown for an RNA molecule from HIV.

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Figure 1: Molecular alignment and domain motions in RNA.

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Puglisi, J. The dance of domains. Nature 450, 1171–1172 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/4501171a

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