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Chapter 12

The GIR1 Branching Ribozyme

The GIR1 branching ribozyme is a ca. 179 nt ribozyme with structural resemblance to group I ribozymes.1 It is found within a complex type of group I introns, termed the twin-ribozyme introns.2 Rather than splicing, it catalyses a branching reaction in which the 2′OH of an internal residue is involve...

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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