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Keyword - Helicase (KW-0347)

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Protein with an helicase activity. Helicases are ATPases that catalyze the unwinding of double-stranded nucleic acids. They are tightly integrated (or coupled) components of various macromolecular complexes which are involved in processes such as DNA replication, recombination, and nucleotide excision repair, as well as RNA transcription and splicing.


Molecular function


helicase activity [ GO:0004386 ]


ATP-bindingNucleotide-bindingMolecular functionLigandHydrolaseHelicase
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