Over the past two years, progress in X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy and electron microscopy has begun to reveal the complex structure of the RNA within the ribosome. The structures of ribosomal proteins L11 and S15, among others, show how RNA-protein interactions organize the conformation of the junctions between ribosomal RNA helices. Genetic and biochemical methods have also identified a three base-pair switch within the 16S rRNA that is linked to mRNA decoding.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Structural Biology|
|State||Published - Jun 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Structural Biology
- Molecular Biology