Hydration sites of unpaired RNA bases: a statistical analysis of the PDB structures

January 2011
BMC Structural Biology;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p41
Academic Journal
The article presents a statistical analysis of the water molecule distribution in high-resolution X-ray structures of unpaired RNA nucleotides. It is found that the different bases have the same penchant to be surrounded by water molecules. Also found are the hydration sites around unpaired RNA bases and non replication of atom positions of complementary bases in the Watson-Crick pairs.


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