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Brown University

An RNA Pseudoknot

Caption: RNA of the fruit fly para gene includes an arm-like structure jutting from the bottom that ends in a ring-shaped "pseudoknot" of nucleotides. The structure gives the RNA editing enzyme dADAR a new place to connect, producing an alternate way of editing nucleotides (in red).

Credit: Robert Reenan/Brown University

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