Towards structural genomics of RNA: rapid NMR resonance assignment and simultaneous RNA tertiary structure determination using residual dipolar couplings.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report a new residual dipolar couplings (RDCs) based NMR procedure for rapidly determining RNA tertiary structure demonstrated on a uniformly (15)N/(13)C-labeled 27 nt variant of the trans-activation response element (TAR) RNA from HIV-I. In this procedure, the time-consuming nuclear Overhauser enhancement (NOE)-based sequential assignment step is replaced by a fully automated RDC-based assignment strategy. This approach involves examination of all allowed sequence-specific resonance assignment permutations for best-fit agreement between measured RDCs and coordinates for sub-structures in a target RNA. Using idealized A-form geometries to model Watson-Crick helices and coordinates from a previous X-ray structure to model a hairpin loop in TAR, the best-fit RDC assignment solutions are determined very rapidly (

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Al-Hashimi, HM; Gorin, A; Majumdar, A; Gosser, Y; Patel, DJ

Published Date

  • May 3, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 318 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 637 - 649

PubMed ID

  • 12054812

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-2836

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0022-2836(02)00160-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands