Chlorobi-RRM RNA motif

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Chlorobi-RRM RNA
Chlorobi-RRM.svg
Consensus secondary structure of Chlorobi-RRM RNAs
Identifiers
Symbol Clorobi-RRM
Rfam RF01697
Other data
RNA type Cis-regulatory element
Domain(s) Chlorobi

The Chlorobi-RRM RNA motif is a conserved RNA structure identified by bioinformatics.[1] It is found within bacteria in the phylum Chlorobi, and is exclusively detected in the presumed 5' untranslated regions (5' UTRs) of genes that encode putative RNA-binding proteins. Since many RNA-binding proteins regulate their own expression in a feedback mechanism by binding or acting up their 5' UTR, it was proposed that the Chlorobi-RRM is a component in an analogous feedback mechanism. Structurally, the motif consists of two stem-loops, the second of which might function as a rho-independent transcription terminator.

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