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Formed by two strands in a helix-internal loop-helix arrangement, this turn is named for the kink that is formed in the phosphodiester backbone of the strand.
Scientific literature references
- Klein, D.J., Schmeing, T.M., Moore, P.B., and Steitz, T.A. 2001. The kink-turn: a new RNA secondary structure motif. EMBO J. 20: 4214-4221