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2. Sun, A ., Gasser, C., Li, F., Chen, H., Mair, S., Krasheninina, O., Micura, R., Ren, A. (2019). SAM-VI riboswitch structure and signature for ligand discrimination. Nature Communications 10, 5728. Link

3. Teplova, M., Falschlunger, C., Krasheninina, O., Egger, M., RenA., Patel, D.J., and Micura, R. (2019). On crucial roles  of two hydrated Mg2+ ions in reaction catalysis of the pistol ribozyme. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Link

4. Sun, A ., Huang, K., Zheng, L., and Ren, A. (2019). Chapter Eleven-Strategies for understanding RNA recognition by X-ray and NMR methods. Methods in Enzymology 623, 229-248. Link

5. Zheng, L., Falschlunger, C., Huang, K., Mairhofer, E., Yuan, S., Wang, J., Patel, D.J.,  Micura,R.,& RenA.(2019).  Hatchet ribozyme structure and implications for cleavage mechanism. PNAS 116,11783-10791Link

6. Ren, A., Micura, R., and  Patel, D.J. (2017). Structure-based mechanistic insights into catalysis by small self-cleaving ribozymes. Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 41, 71-83. Link

7. Zheng, L., Mairhofer, E., Teplova, M., Zhang, Y., Ma J., Patel, D.J., Micura, R. & RenA.(2017). Structure-based Insights into Self-Cleavage by a Four-way Junctional Twister-Sister RibozymeNature Communications 8,1180. Link

8. Ren, A., Vusurovic, N., Gebetsberger, J., Gao, P., Juen, M., Kreutz, C., Micura, R. & Patel, D. J. (2016). Pistol ribozyme adopts a pseudoknot fold facilitating site-specific in-line cleavage. Nat Chem Biol 12,702-708.  Link

9. Ren, A., Xue, Y., Peselis, A., Serganov, A., Al-Hashimi, H.M., and Patel, D.J. (2015). Structural and Dynamic Basis for Low-Affinity, High-Selectivity Binding of L-Glutamine by the Glutamine Riboswitch. Cell reports 13,1800-1813. Link

10. Kosutic, M., Neuner, S., RenA., Flür,S., Wunderlich, C., Mairhofer, E., Vusurovic, N., Seikowski, J., Breuker, K., Höbartner, C., Patel, D.J., Kreutz, C., Micura, R. (2015). A Mini-Twister Variant and Impact of Residues/Cations on the Phosphodiester Cleavage of  this Ribozyme Class. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  Link

11. Ren, A., Rajashankar, K.R., Patel, D.J. (2015). Global RNA Fold and Molecular Recognition for a pfIRiboswitch Bound to ZMP, a Master Regulator of One Carbon Metabolism.Structure 23,1375-1381. Link

12. Ren, A., Wang, X.C., Kellenberger, C.A., Rajashankar, K.R., Jones, R.A., Hammond, M.C., and Patel, D.J. (2015).   Structural Basis for Molecular Discrimination by a 3',3'-cGAMP Sensing Riboswitch. Cell reports 11,1-12. Link

13Dai, Q., Ren, A.,  Westholm, J.O., Duan, H., Patel, D.J., and Lai, E.C. (2015). Common and distinct DNA-binding and regulatory activities of the BEN-solo transcription factor family. Genes & development 29,48-62. Link

14. Ren, A., Marija K., Rajashankar, R.R., Frener, M., Santner, T., Westhof, E., Micura, R., Patel,  D.J. (2014). In-line alignment and Mg2+ coordination at the cleavage site of the env22 twister ribozyme. Nature Communications 5, 5534. Link

15Ren, A., Patel, D.J. (2014). c-di-AMP binds the ydaO riboswitch in two pseudo-symmetry-related pockets. Nature Chemical Biology 10, 780-786. Link

16. Dai, Q., Ren, A., Westholm, J.O, Serganov, A, Patel, D.J. & Lai, E.C(2013). The BEN domain is a novel sequence-specific DNA binding domain conserved in neural transcriptional repressors.Genes & Development 27, 602-614. (Cover story). Link

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