Recent advances in RNA-protein recognition

Curr Opin Struct Biol. 2001 Feb;11(1):53-8. doi: 10.1016/s0959-440x(00)00164-0.


The past few years have witnessed remarkable progress in knowledge of the structure and function of RNA-binding proteins and their RNA complexes. X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy have provided structures for all major classes of RNA-binding proteins, both alone and complexed with RNA. New computational and experimental tools have provided unprecedented insight into the molecular basis of RNA recognition.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Motifs
  • Binding Sites*
  • Crystallography, X-Ray
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Models, Molecular
  • RNA / chemistry*
  • RNA, Double-Stranded / chemistry
  • RNA-Binding Proteins / chemistry*


  • RNA, Double-Stranded
  • RNA-Binding Proteins
  • RNA