The Deadly Knot *

There were many different

knots to choose from,

much easier choices that

could have been made.

This particular one’s

structural make up so

complex to explain,

without a microbiology

degree. A twisted three stem

pseudoknot part of CoV19 RNA.

A worldwide microbe

killing machine.

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*Note: my song choice is by Slipknot

SARS-CoV (the coronavirus responsible for SARS) and SARS-CoV-2 possess a unique RNA structure, a three-stemmed pseudoknot, that stimulates -1 PRF. Recent experiments identified that small molecules can be introduced as antiviral agents to bind with the pseudoknot and disrupt its stimulation of -1 PRF.Sep 15, 2020

http://www.biorxiv.org

Written for: https://dversepoets.com/2021/03/22/quadrille-124/

30 thoughts on “The Deadly Knot *

  1. very unusual; almost an ode, certainly admiration for the complex structure of the RNA., it’s diligent efficacy; good to hear old Slipknot again: my nephew loved them 🙂

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    1. Thank you, John. Very complex I was lost after the 3rd sentence of the explanation on Wikipedia. 😕 it is deadly. One of my older daughters favorite groups when she was younger and in the rebellious stage (lol she knew I disliked them).

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      1. Very wise to avoid. When I look back at poems I wrote about current affairs, they are not relevant now. The same will happen with the virus.

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    1. I’d be interested. I don’t do Twitter or Instagram. If there are guidelines for submission please forward them to my email. Thank you for taking notice. 🙏🏼🙂

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