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The sequence of the 5.8 S ribosomal RNA of the crustacean Artemia salina. With a proposal for a general secondary structure model for 5.8 S ribosomal RNA
Ursi, D.; Vandenberghe, A.; De Wachter, R. (1982). The sequence of the 5.8 S ribosomal RNA of the crustacean Artemia salina. With a proposal for a general secondary structure model for 5.8 S ribosomal RNA . Nucleic Acids Res. 10(11): 3517-3530. dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/10.11.3517
In: Nucleic acids research. Information Retrieval: London. ISSN 0305-1048, more
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  • Ursi, D.
  • Vandenberghe, A.
  • De Wachter, R.

Abstract
    We report the primary structure of 5.8 S rRNA from the crustacean Artemia salina. The preparation shows length heterogeneity at the 5′-terminus, but consists of uninterrupted RNA chains, in contrast to some insect 5.8 S rRNAs, which consist of two chains of unequal length separated in the gene by a short spacer. The sequence was aligned with those of 11 other 5.8 S rRNAs and a general secondary structure model derived. It has four helical regions in common with the model of Nazar et al. (J. Biol. Chem. 250, 8591–8597 (1975)), but for a fifth helix a different base pairing scheme was found preferable, and the terminal sequences are presumed to bind to 28 S rRNA instead of binding to each other. In the case of yeast, where both the 5.8 S and 26 S rRNA sequences are known, the existence of five helices in 5.8 S rRNA is shown to be compatible with a 5.8 S - 26 S rRNA interaction model.

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