Structural features of a double stranded RNA mini-helix of 11 nucleotides. Structural features of a double stranded RNA mini-helix of 11 nucleotides. The backbones of each chain are shown in blue and pink wire representations. Their anticodons are shown in tubes; showing also the bases. The putative attachment points of the amino acids are shown in red (at the third base of the anticodon position) and green (three bases before the anticodon). (A) Top view. (B) Side view. (C,D) Close-up showing the spatial proximity of the attachment nucleotides (shown in tube representation, colour code according to atoms), and its neighbours (wire representation). The putative atoms of attachment (2'COH) of the ribose, indicated by arrows, project outside the molecule. The molecule was modeled from a known crystal structure [69, PDB ID:353D].