New single-molecule tool to observe enzymes at work

28 septiembre 2015

A team of scientists has created an innovative tool to directly detect the delicate, single-molecule interactions between DNA and enzymatic proteins. This tool should provide fast and reliable characterization of the different mechanisms cellular proteins use to bind to DNA strands — information that could shed new light on the atomic-scale interactions within our cells and help design new drug therapies against pathogens by targeting enzymes that interact with DNA.