helicase

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helicase

(ˈhiːlɪˌkeɪz)
n
any of a group of proteins that are vital to all living organisms
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Instead, in vivo DNA replication methods for most organisms rely on a class of enzymes known as DNA helicases, which act to locally unwind dsDNA to create small ssDNA regions suitable for polymerase activity.
It is caused by null mutations at WRN locus, which codes for a member of RecQ family of DNA helicases.
Other topics include mediation and modulation of membrane-cytoskeleton interactions, metal binding affinity and selectivity in metalloproteins, translocation and unwinding mechanisms of RNA and DNA helicases, and the structure of eukaryotic RNA polymerases.