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DNA binding proteins

  1. Dec 15, 2004 #1
    In general how do DNA-Binding proteins bind to DNA? Many DNA-binding proteins bind to specific sequences of DNA bases. How do the proteins accomplish this sequence recognition.

    My answer: In general, DNA binding proteins possess certain structural motifs, such as helixes, which enable them to stably bind to both double and single, stranded DNA.

    How would I answer how they accomplish this sequence recognition? thanks
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  3. Dec 16, 2004 #2


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