A DNA clamp, also known as a sliding clamp, is a protein fold that serves as a processivity-promoting factor in DNA replication.
Helicases are a class of enzymes vital to all living organisms.
In molecular biology, DNA polymerases are enzymes that synthesize DNA molecules from deoxyribonucleotides, the building blocks of DNA.
The Selfish Gene
The Selfish Gene is a 1976 book on evolution by Richard Dawkins, in which Dawkins builds upon the principal theory of George C.
Taq polymerase /ˌtæk ˈpɒlᵻməreɪz/ is a thermostable DNA polymerase named after the thermophilic bacterium Thermus aquaticus from which it was originally isolated by Chien et al.
Single-stranded binding protein
Single-stranded binding proteins (not to be confused with the E. coli protein, Single-strand DNA-binding protein, SSB) are a class of proteins that have been identified in both viruses and organisms from bacteria to humans.
DnaB helicase is an enzyme in bacteria which opens the replication fork during DNA replication.
The retinoblastoma protein (protein name abbreviated pRb; gene name abbreviated RB or RB1) is a tumor suppressor protein that is dysfunctional in several major cancers.
Telomerase, also called terminal transferase, is a ribonucleoprotein that adds a species-dependent telomere repeat sequence to the 3' end of telomeres.
The unique ability of gyrase to introduce negative supercoils into DNA is what allows bacterial DNA to have free negative supercoils.
In molecular biology, holA is a gene that encodes the δ (delta) subunit of DNA polymerase III in E.
In E. coli and other bacteria, holC is a gene that encodes the chi subunit of DNA polymerase III.
Single-strand DNA-binding protein
Single-strand DNA-binding protein (SSB) is a protein, 178 amino acids long, found in Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria, that binds to single-stranded regions of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).
Polbase (DNA Polymerase Database) is an open repository of DNA polymerase information.
Repressor LexA or LexA is a transcriptional repressor (EC 22.214.171.124) that represses SOS response genes coding primarily for error-prone DNA polymerases, DNA repair enzymes and cell division inhibitors.
Minichromosome maintenance protein complex (MCM) is a eukaryotic DNA helicase complex required for the process of DNA replication, specifically the formation and elongation of the replication fork.
Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life
Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life is a 2008 book by popular science writer Carl Zimmer.
DnaD is a 232 amino acid long protein that is part of the primosome involved in prokaryotic DNA replication.
Vent DNA polymerase
Vent polymerase is a thermostable DNA polymerase used for the polymerase chain reaction.
In E. coli and other bacteria, holE is a gene that encodes the theta subunit of DNA polymerase III.
In molecular biology, DNA ligase is a specific type of enzyme, a ligase, (EC 126.96.36.199) that facilitates the joining of DNA strands together by catalyzing the formation of a phosphodiester bond.
The DNA Replication Origin Database (OriDB) provides access to collated published datasets that have predicted and/or confirmed the location of replication origins.
Nucleic acid nomenclature
Molecular biologists use several shorthand terms when referring to nucleic acid molecules, such as DNA and RNA, collectively referred to as nucleic acid nomenclature.
DnaA is a protein that activates initiation of DNA replication in bacteria.
Pwo DNA polymerase
Pwo polymerase is a thermostable DNA polymerase used for the polymerase chain reaction.
Cdc6, or cell division cycle 6, is a protein in eukaryotic cells that is studied in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
dnaE, the gene product of dnaE, is the catalytic α subunit of DNA polymerase III, acting as a DNA helicase.
DnaI is a protein that is part of the primosome involved in prokaryotic DNA replication.
dnaH is a gene involved in DNA replication.
dnaS is a gene involved in DNA replication.
DnaX is the gene that codes for the τ and γ subunits of the DNA clamp loader of prokaryotes.