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Figure 1 | Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling

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From: The concept of RNA-assisted protein folding: the role of tRNA

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Alternative arrangements of tRNAs on mRNA. The diameter of the arms of tRNA in the classical cloverleaf structure is approximately 2 nm, double the distance between codons (1 nm). Side-by-side arrangement is not possible, only for every 2nd tRNA in this form (A). The unfolded (linear) structure permits a side-by-side arrangement for every tRNA as well as extensive complementary interactions between them (B).

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