A knowledge of the three dimensional RNA structure is crucial for all fields of biomolecular research. As a complement to experimental studies, new computational approaches are developed in several laboratories worldwide to enable prediction and modeling of tertiary RNA structure.
Here, we present RNAComposer ver. 1.0 which greatly facilitates an access to RNA structure 3D-models.
Mariusz Popenda1, Marta Szachniuk2,3, Maciej Antczak3, Katarzyna J. Purzycka1, Piotr Lukasiak2,3, Natalia Bartol3, Jacek Blazewicz2,3, Ryszard W. Adamiak1
- Department of Structural Chemistry and Biology of Nucleic Acids, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, 61-704 Poznan, Poland
- Department of Bioinformatics, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, 61-704 Poznan, Poland
- Institute of Computing Science, Poznan University of Technology, 60-965 Poznan Poland
The authors thank dr Maciej Machowiak from the Institute of Computing Science, Poznan University of Technology for the exceptional graphic design. We are also grateful to Szymon Bosy and Tomasz Zok, students from the Institute of Computing Science, Poznan University of Technology, for the implementation of selected functions.
The RNAComposer project has been supported by the Foundation for Polish Science (Mistrz Programme to R.W.A) and Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (grant MAESTRO 2012/06/A/ST6/00384, to R.W.A) and, in part, grants: PBZ-MNiSW-07/I/2007/01, NN 519314635, POIG.02.03.00-00-018/08.