Clamshell-shaped protein puts the ‘jump’ in ‘jumping genes’

19 agosto 2015

Scientists report they have deciphered the structure and unusual shape of a bacterial protein that prepares segments of DNA for the insertion of so-called jumping genes. The clamshell shape, they say, has never before been seen in a protein but connects nicely with its function: that of bending a segment of DNA into a 180-degree U-turn.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150819170911.htm

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