Partially double-stranded RNA molecule question......

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Partially double-stranded RNA molecule question......

Post by utexas1215 » Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:51 pm

Does anyone have any ideas how this RNA could be partially double-stranded. (I know you may say no, since the strands are not anti-parallel) but what, in theory, would make this possible...
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Post by canalon » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:03 pm

Hairpin loop structure are quite common. In fact tRNA are quite interesting in this respect. As for what meakes this possible, I would say Watson-Crick pairs. RNA is just like DNA in this respect.
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