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DNA Helicases

"DNA Helicases" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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 of DNA strands.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "DNA Helicases" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "DNA Helicases" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 471 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 31 publications in 2014
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