Biochemistry (Moscow)

, Volume 83, Supplement 1, pp S111–S133 | Cite as

Structural Aspects of Ribosomal RNA Recognition by Ribosomal Proteins

  • A. D. NikulinEmail author


This review is focused on the structural aspects of interaction between ribosomal proteins and ribosomal RNA in bacterial ribosomes and complexes of ribosomal proteins with specific fragments of ribosomal RNA. Special attention is given to the recognition of specific spatial architecture of the double-stranded ribosomal RNA by ribosomal proteins and to the role of unstructured protein regions in stabilization of distant ribosomal RNA segments.


ribosome structure ribosomal proteins ribosomal RNA RNA–protein recognition double-stranded RNA unstructured proteins 



electron microscopy


50S (large) ribosomal subunit


nuclear magnetic resonance


ribosomal protein


ribosomal RNA


30S (small) ribosomal subunit


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  1. 1.Institute of Protein ResearchRussian Academy of SciencesPushchinoRussia

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