RNA surfaces as functional mimetics of proteins.


Journal Article (Review)

Accumulating evidence suggests that RNA molecules can form surfaces that mimic those of proteins. Reactivity of autoantibodies with RNA surfaces may be due to cross-reactivity between a protein epitope and the RNA. The structural mimicry detected by an autoantibody may reflect functional mimicry.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keene, JD

Published Date

  • July 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 505 - 513

PubMed ID

  • 8807880

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8807880

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1074-5521

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s1074-5521(96)90139-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States