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Chapter 6

Metal Ions and the Thermodynamics of RNA Folding

Efforts to understand, in physical terms, how Mg2+ ions specifically stabilize the folded states of complex RNA molecules relative to component RNA duplexes go back over 35 years with early studies of the binding of and stabilization by, Mg2+ ions to transfer RNA (tRNA).1–4 These studies appeared ar...

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Print publication date
16 Oct 2008
Copyright year
2008
Print ISBN
978-0-85404-195-4
PDF eISBN
978-1-84755-876-3
From the book series:
RSC Biomolecular Sciences