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Prokaryotic DNA-binding Proteins

  1. Richard L Karpel

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001042



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Karpel, R. L. 2001. Prokaryotic DNA-binding Proteins. eLS. .

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  1. University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001


DNA-binding proteins are found in all organisms and play critical roles in DNA metabolism. Structure–function studies can be carried out on single-strand specific binding proteins (SSBs), which function in DNA replication, recombination and repair.


  • DNA-binding protein;
  • single-strand specific binding protein;
  • protein domains;
  • protein–protein interaction;
  • cooperativity