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Ribozyme

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Ribozymes

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Ribozyme - Pleasures of drowning (Official Music Video)

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State the functions of Ribozyme and release factor in protein synthesis respectively.

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RIBOZYME - Plasma (Official Music Video)

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Ribozyme

Ribozymes are RNA molecules that are capable of catalyzing specific biochemical reactions, similar to the action of protein enzymes. The 1982 discovery of ribozymes demonstrated that RNA can be both genetic material and a biological catalyst, and contributed to the RNA world hypothesis, which suggests that RNA may have been important in the evolution of prebiotic self-replicating systems. The most common activities of natural or in vitro-evolved ribozymes are the cleavage or ligation of RNA and DNA and peptide bond formation. Within the ribosome, ribozymes function as part of the large subunit ribosomal RNA to link amino acids during protein synthesis. They also participate in a variety of RNA processing reactions, including RNA splicing, viral replication, and transfer RNA biosynthesis. Examples of ribozymes include the hammerhead ribozyme, the VS ribozyme, Leadzyme and the hairpin ribozyme.
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    • Discovery 

    • Activities 

    • Ribozymes and the origin of life 

    • Artificial ribozymes 

    • Applications 

    • Known ribozymes