Studies on the Structure and Function of Ribosomal RNA
Our understanding of the structure and function of ribosomal RNA has evolved rapidly during the past few years. Complete primary structures for 16S, 23S, and 5S rRNA (and their analogs) from a wide range of organisms and organelles are now available, as are accurate secondary structure models that are helping us to understand the higher order folding of these molecules (reviewed in Woese et al., 1983; Brimacombe et al., 1983; Ebel et al., 1983; Noller, 1984). Current efforts in this area are focused on understanding tertiary and quaternary structure of rRNA and the nature of its involvement in protein synthesis.
KeywordsRibosomal Subunit Comparative Sequence Analysis Peptidyl Transferase Secondary Structure Model mRNA Chain
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