On the wobble GoU and related pairs

RNA. 2000 Jan;6(1):9-15. doi: 10.1017/s1355838200992082.


The wobble GoU pairs have been implicated in several biological processes where RNA molecules play a key role. We review the geometrical and conformational properties of wobble GoU pairs on the basis of available crystal structures of RNAs at high resolution. The similarities with the wobble A+oC pairs and UoU pairs are illustrated, while the differences with the recently discovered bifurcated G x U pairs are contrasted.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Base Pairing*
  • Models, Molecular
  • RNA / chemistry*


  • RNA