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A pair is absent in dot-bracket notation ?
« on: November 24, 2023, 12:21:42 pm »
Hello,

when I run "x3dna-dssr -i=17RA.cif --format=mmcif", It says that there are 8 base pairs, but dot-bracket notation contains only 7 open parentheses.
So, my question is why it happens ? Maybe I misunderstood something, I'll be very grateful if you can help me.

Here is a copy of the output.

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           DSSR: an Integrated Software Tool for
          Dissecting the Spatial Structure of RNA
           v2.4.2-2023may01 by xiangjun@x3dna.org
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List of 8 base pairs
     nt1            nt2            bp  name        Saenger   LW   DSSR
   1 A.G1           A.C21          G-C WC          19-XIX    cWW  cW-W
   2 A.G2           A.C20          G-C WC          19-XIX    cWW  cW-W
   3 A.C3           A.G19          C-G WC          19-XIX    cWW  cW-W
   4 A.G4           A.U18          G-U Wobble      28-XXVIII cWW  cW-W
   5 A.U5           A.A17          U-A WC          20-XX     cWW  cW-W
   6 A.A7           A.U16          A-U --          --        cWW  cW-W
   7 A.G8           A.C15          G-C WC          19-XIX    cWW  cW-W
   8 A.G9           A.C14          G-C WC          19-XIX    cWW  cW-W

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Secondary structures in dot-bracket notation (dbn) as a whole and per chain
>17RA nts=21 [whole]
GGCGUAAGGAUUACCUAUGCC
(((((..((....)).)))))

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Re: A pair is absent in dot-bracket notation ?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2023, 04:54:00 pm »
Ok, I think I understood now.

in dbn we have only Watson-Crick and wobble G–U pairs.

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Re: A pair is absent in dot-bracket notation ?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2023, 12:01:52 am »
Hi,

Thanks for using DSSR, and for asking questions with specifics and for your followup.

6 A.A7           A.U16          A-U --           --        cWW  cW-W

Base-pair #6 is Watson-Crick like, but not a WC A-U pair, due to unconventional H-bonding patterns, as detailed below:

       [-153.4(anti) ~C3'-endo lambda=53.9] [-160.2(anti) ~C3'-endo lambda=88.0]
       d(C1'-C1')=10.02 d(N1-N9)=9.09 d(C6-C8)=10.56 tor(C1'-N1-N9-C1')=-7.1
       H-bonds[1]: "N1*O2(carbonyl)[2.91]"
       interBase-angle=12  Simple-bpParams: Shear=-2.57 Stretch=1.35 Buckle=9.9 Propeller=-7.0
       bp-pars: [-2.83   0.63    0.93    11.39   -4.17   30.82]


The DBN notation is for classic 2nd stratucure with WC and G-U wobble pairs.

Best regards,

Xiang-Jun

 

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