RNAJunction: a database of RNA junctions and kissing loops for three-dimensional structural analysis and nanodesign

Nucleic Acids Res. 2008 Jan;36(Database issue):D392-7. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkm842. Epub 2007 Oct 18.


We developed a database called RNAJunction that contains structure and sequence information for RNA structural elements such as helical junctions, internal loops, bulges and loop-loop interactions. Our database provides a user-friendly way of searching structural elements by PDB code, structural classification, sequence, keyword or inter-helix angles. In addition, the structural data was subjected to energy minimization. This database is useful for analyzing RNA structures as well as for designing novel RNA structures on a nanoscale. The database can be accessed at: http://rnajunction.abcc.ncifcrf.gov/

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Internet
  • Nanostructures / chemistry*
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nucleic Acid Conformation
  • RNA / chemistry*
  • Sequence Analysis, RNA
  • User-Computer Interface


  • RNA