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Mesh term DNA Helicases

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Adenosine Triphosphatases


Proteins that catalyze the unwinding of duplex DNA during replication by binding cooperatively to single-stranded regions of DNA or to short regions of duplex DNA that are undergoing transient opening. In addition DNA helicases are DNA-dependent ATPases that harness the free energy of ATP hydrolysis to translocate DNA strands.

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DnaB Helicases
Ku Autoantigen
Minichromosome Maintenance Proteins
RecQ Helicases
X-linked Nuclear Protein
Xeroderma Pigmentosum Group D Protein

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