This is the hydrophobic structure of a hammerhead ribozyme. It has been procedurally shaded for a nice organic look. Its ready right out of the box to incorporate into any scientific visualization.
Hammerhead RNAs are RNAs that self-cleave via a small conserved secondary structural motif termed a hammerhead because of its shape.Most hammerhead RNAs are subsets of two classes of plant pathogenic RNAs: the satellite RNAs of RNA viruses and the viroids. The self-cleavage reactions, are part of a rolling circle replication mechanism. The hammerhead sequence is sufficient for self-cleavage and acts by forming a conserved three-dimensional tertiary structure.