DNA replication requires hexameric ring-shaped helicases that unwind double-stranded DNA. In this issue, Itsathitphaisarn et al. report a high-resolution crystal structure of DnaB in complex with single-stranded DNA and nucleotide triphosphate analogs, revealing a unique mechanism by which DnaB unwinds DNA two base pairs at a time.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Oct 12 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)