Motor Proteins in DNA Metabolism: Structures and Mechanisms
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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How to Cite
Bujalowski, W. 2001. Motor Proteins in DNA Metabolism: Structures and Mechanisms. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Major processes of DNA metabolism such as replication, recombination and repair, require mechanical, vectorial translocation of enzymes along the nucleic acid. Enzymes involved in these processes, particularly helicases and polymerases, must possess motor protein capabilities to be able to perform their functions.
- motor proteins;
- protein machines;
- DNA metabolism;