A model for the tertiary structure of transfer ribonucleic acids

Tai Te Wu*

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In view of the possible changes of the structure of DNA at different relative humidities, a similar model for tRNA is proposed. In the native form, the sugar phosphate backbone folds repeatedly on itself resulting in a circular rod structure of about 50 Å in length and about 25 Å in diameter. Both the amino-acyl end and the anticodon site are surrounded by segments of base sequences common to different tRNA's.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-402
Number of pages8
JournalThe bulletin of mathematical biophysics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1969

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