Motion in Hammerhead RNA [hammer]
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Classification Known RNA Motion [N-R-2]
Structures 1HMH Both Conformations
Description Comparison of all three RNA chains in the asymmetric unit reveals significant conformational changes. The largest difference is between chains A and E, which have an RMSD of about 2.8. This is caused primarily by the large rotation of the 5' end and the twisting of the helical region. There are a number of smaller-scale conformational changes associated with self-cleavage.
Particular values describing motion Creation Date = 19971212 Experimental Methods = x (Traditional x-ray) Modification Date = 2002-06-14 15:06:51.000
References Pley HW, Flaherty KM, McKay DB. Three-dimensional structure of a hammerhead ribozyme. Nature. 1994 Nov 3;372(6501):68-74. [Medline info for 7969422]
Data and Graphics Cleavage reaction pathway Custom movies made using the morph server, showing several states of the ribozyme. (Created by Prof. William Scott, UCSC) Custom morph Morph of chain A->chain E.
Morphs[ show all images ]
Best representative Morph Morph name Structure #1 Structure #2 Residues Hammerhead ribozyme 1hmh [ ] 1hmh [ ] 34
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Email: Mark.Gerstein _at_ yale.edu