Visualizing the Logic Behind RNA Self-Assembly

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  20 Sep 1996:
Vol. 273, Issue 5282, pp. 1676-1677
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5282.1676


The crystal structure of the Tetrahymena intron, the first RNA shown to have catalytic activity, has been solved [see the two papers by Cate et al. in this week's issue (p. 1678 and p. 1696)]. Michel and Westhof discuss, in their Perspective, the new structural features that emerge from this new view of RNA.