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Research Article

A Three-Stemmed mRNA Pseudoknot in the SARS Coronavirus Frameshift Signal

  • Ewan P Plant,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Gabriela C Pérez-Alvarado,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Jonathan L Jacobs,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Bani Mukhopadhyay,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Mirko Hennig,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Jonathan D Dinman mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: dinman@umd.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: May 17, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0030172

About the Authors

Ewan P Plant, Jonathan L Jacobs, Bani Mukhopadhyay, Jonathan D Dinman
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America
Gabriela C Pérez-Alvarado, Mirko Hennig
Department of Molecular Biology and the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: dinman@umd.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

EPP, GCPA, MH, and JDD conceived and designed the experiments. EPP and GCPA performed the experiments. EPP, GCPA, JLJ, MH, and JDD analyzed the data. JLJ and BM contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. MH and JDD wrote the paper.