LivK RNA motif

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livK RNA
Consensus secondary structure of livK RNAs. This figure is adapted from a previous publication.[1]
Symbol livK
Rfam RF01744
Other data
RNA type Cis-reg;
Domain(s) Bacteria;
SO 0005836

The livK RNA motif describes a conserved RNA structured that was discovered using bioinformatics.[1] The livK motif is detected only in the species Pseudomonas syringae. It is found in the potential 5' untranslated regions (5' UTRs) of livK genes and downstream livM and livH genes, as well as the 5' UTRs of amidase genes. The liv genes are predicted to be transporters of branched-chain amino acids, i.e., leucine, isoleucine or valine. The specific reaction catalyzed the amidase genes is not predicted.


  1. ^ a b 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. PMC 2864571Freely accessible. PMID 20230605. doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-3-r31. 

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