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Chapter 1

Ribozymes and RNA Catalysis: Introduction and Primer

Ribozymes are RNA molecules that act as chemical catalysts, a shortening of ribonucleic acid enzymes. In the contemporary biosphere, the known ribozymes carry out a relatively limited range of reactions (Figure 1.1), mostly involving phosphoryl transfer, notably transesterification (the large majori...

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Print publication date
15 Nov 2007
Copyright year
2007
Print ISBN
978-0-85404-253-1
PDF eISBN
978-1-84755-798-8
From the book series:
RSC Biomolecular Sciences