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Chapter 8

Metal Ions in RNA Catalysis

The ability of catalytic RNA to adopt defined three-dimensional architectures and perform catalysis is critically dependent on the presence of metal ions. Therefore, any attempts to achieve a detailed mechanistic understanding of ribozyme function require a consideration of how metal ions interact w...

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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