RNAapt3D: RNA aptamer 3D-structural modeling database

Biophys J. 2022 Dec 20;121(24):4770-4776. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2022.09.023. Epub 2022 Sep 22.


RNA aptamers are oligonucleotides with high binding affinity and specificity for target molecules and are expected to be a new generation of therapeutic molecules and targeted delivery materials. The tertiary structure of RNA molecules and RNA-protein interaction sites are increasingly important as potential targets for new drugs. The pathological mechanisms of diseases must be understood in detail to guide drug design. In developing RNA aptamers as drugs, information about the interaction mechanisms and structures of RNA aptamer-target protein complexes are useful. We constructed a database, RNA aptamer 3D-structural modeling (RNAapt3D), consisting of RNA aptamer data that are potential drug candidates. The database includes RNA sequences and computationally predicted RNA tertiary structures based on secondary structures and implements methods that can be used to predict unknown structures of RNA aptamer-target molecule complexes. RNAapt3D should enable the design of RNA aptamers for target molecules and improve the efficiency and productivity of candidate drug selection. RNAapt3D can be accessed at https://rnaapt3d.medals.jp.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aptamers, Nucleotide* / chemistry
  • Base Sequence
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid
  • RNA / chemistry


  • Aptamers, Nucleotide
  • RNA