Description

This special volume of Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science focuses on catalytic RNA. Written by experts in the field, the reviews cover a range of topics, from hammerhead ribozymes to spliceosome catalysis to Varkud satellite and hairpin ribozymes.

Key Features

  • Contributions from leading authorities
  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field

Readership

Researchers, professors and graduate students in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, and medicine.

Table of Contents

Contributors

Preface

Chapter One. The Hammerhead Ribozyme: Structure, Catalysis, and Gene Regulation

Abstract

1 Discovery and Context

2 The Minimal Sequence

3 The Full-Length Sequence

4 Hammerhead Ribozymes in Mammalian Gene Regulation

References

Chapter Two. Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Experiment to Derive a Detailed Understanding of Hammerhead Ribozyme Catalysis

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 A Metal Ion Story with a Happy Ending

3 Finding the Catalytic Reaction Path Through Multidimensional Free-Energy Surfaces

4 HHR Uses Specific Cation-Binding Modes to Reach Its Catalytically Active Conformation

5 Computational Mutagenesis of Key Residues of HHR

6 Conclusion

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Three. A Mechanistic Comparison of the Varkud Satellite and Hairpin Ribozymes

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 The Hairpin and VS Ribozymes

3 General Themes

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Four. HDV Family of Self-Cleaving Ribozymes

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Hepatitis Delta Virus

3 HDV Ribozymes

4 HDV Ribozymes’ Reaction Mechanism

5 Ribozymes Outside of the Hepatitis Delta Virus

6 Evolutionary Relationship Among HDV-Like Ribozymes

References

Chapter Five. The Structural and Functional Uniqueness of the glmS Ribozyme

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 The glmS Riboswitch/Ribozyme

3 Biological Function of the glmS Ribozyme

4 glmS Ribozyme Uniqueness

5 glmS Ribozyme Structure and Function—Biochemical Analyses

6 glmS Ribozyme Structure and Function—Crystallographic Analysis

7 Metal Ion Usage by the glmS Ribozyme

8 Essential Coenzyme GlcN6P Functional Groups

Details

No. of pages:
248
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780123812872
Print ISBN:
9780123812865

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Reviews

Praise for the series:
"Full of interest not only for the molecular biologist-for whom the numerous references will be invaluable-but will also appeal to a much wider circle of biologists, and in fact to all those who are concerned with the living cell." --British Medical Journal