PotC RNA motif

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potC RNA motif
PotC-RNA.svg
Consensus secondary structure of potC RNAs
Identifiers
Symbol potC RNA
Rfam RF01751
Other data
RNA type Cis-regulatory element

The potC RNA motif is a conserved RNA structure discovered using bioinformatics.[1] The RNA is detected only in genome sequences derived from DNA that was extracted from uncultivated marine bacteria. Thus, this RNA is present in environmental samples, but not yet found in any cultivated organism. potC RNAs are located in the presumed 5' untranslated regions of genes predicted to encode either membrane transport proteins or peroxiredoxins. Therefore, it was hypothesized that potC RNAs are cis-regulatory elements, but their detailed function is unknown.

A number of other RNAs were identified in the same study, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weinberg Z, Wang JX, Bogue J, et al. (March 2010). "Comparative genomics reveals 104 candidate structured RNAs from bacteria, archaea and their metagenomes". Genome Biol 11 (3): R31. doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-3-r31. PMC 2864571. PMID 20230605. 

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