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Issue 57, 2013
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Mechanical unfolding of long human telomeric RNA (TERRA)

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We report the first single molecule investigation of TERRA molecules. By using optical-tweezers and other biophysical techniques, we have found that long RNA constructions of up to 25 GGGUUA repeats form higher order structures comprised of single parallel G-quadruplex blocks, which unfold at lower forces than their DNA counterparts.

Graphical abstract: Mechanical unfolding of long human telomeric RNA (TERRA)

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The article was received on 22 Apr 2013, accepted on 28 May 2013 and first published on 29 May 2013

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC42981D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 6397-6399

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    Mechanical unfolding of long human telomeric RNA (TERRA)

    M. Garavís, R. Bocanegra, E. Herrero-Galán, C. González, A. Villasante and J. R. Arias-Gonzalez, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 6397
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC42981D

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