Basic Research Confirmed a Rare Structure of RNA
As early as in 1961, a scientist had proposed the hypothesis that poly (rA), RNA, may form a parallel chain of double stranded structure.
Lately Canadian scientists successfully confirmed the hypothesis with a short crystal RNA sequence—poly (rA) 11. Further they used data collected by Canadian Light Source (CLS) and the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron verified the hypothesis. The finding was published on Journal of Applied Chemistry.
Through 50 years’ studies, it is delighted that a new structure of Nucleic acid can be identified. The new finding can be applied in bio-nanotechnology, genetics and supramolecular chemistry. In addition, it will drive the down-stream bio-industry, such as for biomedical use.
With the structure discovery of poly (rA), scientists are trying to find the mechanism how cells transfer mRNA into protein.
Article Link: Basic Research Confirmed a Rare Structure of RNATags: Poly (rA), Protein Structure, RNA