PHYSTuesday, March 27, 2007

1:20 PM-5:20 PM McCormick Place South -- Room S401D, Level 4, Oral
Biophysics of RNA
RNA Folding
Organizers:Joseph D. Puglisi
James R. Williamson
Presiding:Tao Pan
1:20 PMStructural determination of RNA folding intermediates
Tao Pan
2:00 PMTraversing the RNA folding landscape
Daniel Herschlag
2:40 PMDistinct contribution of electrostatics, initial conformational ensemble and macromolecular stability in RNA folding
Michael Brenowitz, Alain Laederach, Inna Shcherbakova, Magdalena Jonikas, Russ B. Altman
3:20 PMIntermission
3:40 PMCooperative tertiary interactions determine the speed and accuracy of RNA folding
Seema Chauhan, Sarah A Woodson
4:00 PMEarly events in RNA folding: Ion-nucleic acid interactions
Lois Pollack
4:40 PMNew RNA-binding peptidomimetic structures that repress HIV viral replication by specifically inhibiting Tat-dependent transcriptional activation
Gabriele Varani

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