The Hammerhead Ribozyme: A Long History for a Short RNA
AbstractSmall nucleolytic ribozymes are a family of naturally occurring RNA motifs that catalyse a self-transesterification reaction in a highly sequence-specific manner. The hammerhead ribozyme was the first reported and the most extensively studied member of this family. However, and despite intense biochemical and structural research for three decades since its discovery, the history of this model ribozyme seems to be far from finished. The hammerhead ribozyme has been regarded as a biological oddity typical of small circular RNA pathogens of plants. More recently, numerous and new variations of this ribozyme have been found to inhabit the genomes of organisms from all life kingdoms, although their precise biological functions are not yet well understood. View Full-Text
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de la Peña, M.; García-Robles, I.; Cervera, A. The Hammerhead Ribozyme: A Long History for a Short RNA. Molecules 2017, 22, 78.
de la Peña M, García-Robles I, Cervera A. The Hammerhead Ribozyme: A Long History for a Short RNA. Molecules. 2017; 22(1):78.Chicago/Turabian Style
de la Peña, Marcos; García-Robles, Inmaculada; Cervera, Amelia. 2017. "The Hammerhead Ribozyme: A Long History for a Short RNA." Molecules 22, no. 1: 78.
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