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DNA-binding Enzymes: Structural Themes

  1. Charles W Knopf,
  2. Waldemar Waldeck

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002717

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How to Cite

Knopf, C. W. and Waldeck, W. 2001. DNA-binding Enzymes: Structural Themes. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001

Abstract

DNA-binding enzymes play pivotal roles in nucleic acid biosynthesis. Their structural and functional resemblance bears the imprint of DNA evolution.

Keywords:

  • helicase;
  • polymerase;
  • recombinase;
  • restriction enzyme;
  • topoisomerase