Issue Date: March 20, 2017
DNA may act as a wire during replication
DNA replication is a complicated affair: Proteins must identify where on DNA to start replicating, unwind the double helix, synthesize a primer, and then elongate the DNA strand from the end of that primer. The activity of these proteins is carefully orchestrated to ensure the DNA gets replicated accurately.
Increasingly, biochemical researchers are finding that many of the proteins involved in DNA replication incorporate iron-sulfur clusters, which enzymes commonly use for electron transfer. Experiments now . . .
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