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Slip sliding on DNA

Dedicated binding proteins stabilize single-stranded DNA, protecting it from breakage and distortion. Once thought to form inert complexes with DNA, such proteins are now shown to be remarkably mobile.

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Figure 1: Binding and removal of SSBs from DNA.


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George, N., Keck, J. Slip sliding on DNA. Nature 461, 1067–1068 (2009).

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