Ribocentre: a database of ribozymes

Nucleic Acids Res. 2023 Jan 6;51(D1):D262-D268. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkac840.


Ribozymes are excellent systems in which to study 'sequence - structure - function' relationships in RNA molecules. Understanding these relationships may greatly help structural modeling and design of functional RNA structures and some functional structural modules could be repurposed in molecular design. At present, there is no comprehensive database summarising all the natural ribozyme families. We have therefore created Ribocentre, a database that collects together sequence, structure and mechanistic data on 21 ribozyme families. This includes available information on timelines, sequence families, secondary and tertiary structures, catalytic mechanisms, applications of the ribozymes together with key publications. The database is publicly available at https://www.ribocentre.org.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Humans
  • Nucleic Acid Conformation
  • RNA, Catalytic* / chemistry


  • RNA, Catalytic