We have previously shown that the hairpin ribozyme-like structure of the negative strand of the satellite RNA of arabis mosaic virus [(- )sArMV] has indeed ribozyme activity. However, some mutagenesis analyses revealed surprisingly that the wild type ribozyme was less active than almost all the other mutant ribozymes tested. These results were derived from a trans-acting system. Here we tested this ribozyme activity in a cis-acting system. We show that the (-)s ArMV hairpin ribozyme has different target-site specificities between cis and trans cleavages. The wild type ribozyme has the highest self-cleaving activity among the ribozyme variants tested.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Nucleic acids symposium series|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|