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Internal-loops (also termed interior loops) in RNA are found where the double stranded RNA separates due to no Watson-Crick base pairing between the nucleotides. Internal-loops differ from Stem-loops as they occur in middle of a stretch of double stranded RNA. The non-canonicoal residues result in the double helix becoming distorted due to unwinding, unstacking and kinking.
Internal-loops can be classified as either symmetrical or asymmetrical, with some asymmetrical internal-loops, also known as bulges. Many important structural motifs are composed of internal loops such as the C-loop, the docking-elbow, kink-turns (k-turn), the right-angle, the sarcin/ricin loops (also called bulged-G motifs), the twist-up motif and the UAA/GAN internal loop motif.
- Lescoute, A; Leontis, NB; Massire, C; Westhof, E (2005). "Recurrent structural RNA motifs, Isostericity Matrices and sequence alignments". Nucleic Acids Research. 33 (8): 2395–409. doi:10.1093/nar/gki535. PMC . PMID 15860776.
- Lehmann, J; Jossinet, F; Gautheret, D (May 1, 2013). "A universal RNA structural motif docking the elbow of tRNA in the ribosome, RNAse P and T-box leaders". Nucleic Acids Research. 41 (10): 5494–502. doi:10.1093/nar/gkt219. PMC . PMID 23580544.
- Klein, D.J. (2001). "The kink-turn: a new RNA secondary structure motif". The EMBO Journal. 20 (15): 4214–4221. doi:10.1093/emboj/20.15.4214. ISSN 1460-2075. PMC .
- Schroeder, KT; McPhee, SA; Ouellet, J; Lilley, DM (Aug 2010). "A structural database for k-turn motifs in RNA". RNA. 16 (8): 1463–8. doi:10.1261/rna.2207910. PMC . PMID 20562215.
- Grabow, WW; Zhuang, Z; Swank, ZN; Shea, JE; Jaeger, L (Nov 23, 2012). "The right angle (RA) motif: a prevalent ribosomal RNA structural pattern found in group I introns". Journal of Molecular Biology. 424 (1–2): 54–67. doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2012.09.012. PMC . PMID 22999957.
- Szewczak, AA; Moore, PB (Mar 17, 1995). "The sarcin/ricin loop, a modular RNA". Journal of Molecular Biology. 247 (1): 81–98. doi:10.1006/jmbi.1994.0124. PMID 7897662.
- Leontis, NB; Westhof, E (Oct 30, 1998). "A common motif organizes the structure of multi-helix loops in 16 S and 23 S ribosomal RNAs". Journal of Molecular Biology. 283 (3): 571–83. doi:10.1006/jmbi.1998.2106. PMID 9784367.
- Moore PB (1999). "Structural motifs in RNA". Annu. Rev. Biochem. 68: 287–300. doi:10.1146/annurev.biochem.68.1.287. PMID 10872451.
- Zhong, C; Zhang, S (Feb 2012). "Clustering RNA structural motifs in ribosomal RNAs using secondary structural alignment". Nucleic Acids Research. 40 (3): 1307–17. doi:10.1093/nar/gkr804. PMC . PMID 21976732.
- Lee, JC; Gutell, RR; Russell, R (Jul 28, 2006). "The UAA/GAN internal loop motif: a new RNA structural element that forms a cross-strand AAA stack and long-range tertiary interactions". Journal of Molecular Biology. 360 (5): 978–88. doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2006.05.066. PMID 16828489.
You can either download the motif alignment or view it directly in your browser window. More...
You can download (or view in your browser) a text representation of a Rfam alignment in various formats:
- Gapped FASTA
- Ungapped FASTA
You can view or download motif alignments in several formats. Check either the "download" button, to save the formatted alignment, or "view", to see it in your browser window, and click "Generate".
This section shows the database cross-references that we have for this Rfam motif.
External database links
|External sites:|| 1: http://rna.bgsu.edu/FR3D/MotifLibrary/Hairpins/LIB70006_HL_cWW_tSH_U_turn.html
Curation and motif details
This section shows the detailed information about the Rfam motif. We're happy to receive updated or improved alignments for new or existing families. Submit your new alignment and we'll take a look.
|Seed source||Published; PMID:23580544|
cmbuild -F CM SEED
cmcalibrate --mpi --seed 1 CM
|Covariance model||Download the Infernal CM for the motif here|