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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The universally-conserved transcription factor RfaH is recruited to a hairpin structure of the non-template DNA strand

    Philipp K Zuber et al.
    Transcription factors can read out both the sequence and the structure of the non-template DNA strand in the transcription bubble, expanding the repertoire of mechanisms to control transcription.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Ribozyme-catalysed RNA synthesis using triplet building blocks

    James Attwater et al.
    Adopting RNA trinucleotides as substrates, ribozymes can catalyse the copying of structured RNA sequences, allowing self-synthesis by part of a newly evolved symbiotic ribozyme pair.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    A mechanism for the extension and unfolding of parallel telomeric G-quadruplexes by human telomerase at single-molecule resolution

    Bishnu P Paudel et al.
    Human telomerase unfolds and extends parallel G-quadruplexes using a unique mechanism involving its RNA template.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Stepwise assembly of the human replicative polymerase holoenzyme

    Mark Hedglin et al.
    Fluorescence resonance energy transfer has been used to explore the interactions between DNA polymerases, sliding clamps and clamp loaders as DNA is replicated in human cells.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A conserved MCM single-stranded DNA binding element is essential for replication initiation

    Clifford A Froelich et al.
    The crystal structure of the MCM helicase bound to single-stranded DNA reveals a binding motif that is critical for cell viability, helicase activation and DNA replication.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Self-capping of nucleoprotein filaments protects the Newcastle disease virus genome

    Xiyong Song et al.
    Structural and functional studies reveal how Newcastle disease virus nucleocapsid protects its viral genome through a self-capping mechanism, which is important for new antiviral drug design.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Crystallographic observation of nonenzymatic RNA primer extension

    Wen Zhang et al.
    Time resolved crystal structures reveal the binding of activated monomers to the template, followed by generation of the imidazolium-bridged dinucleotide intermediate, and finally formation of a phosphodiester bond between the primer and the adjacent monomer.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Crystal structures of DNA polymerase I capture novel intermediates in the DNA synthesis pathway

    Nicholas Chim et al.
    Insight into the mechanism of DNA synthesis is provided by the crystal structures of DNA polymerase intermediates.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    NusG inhibits RNA polymerase backtracking by stabilizing the minimal transcription bubble

    Matti Turtola, Georgiy A Belogurov
    NusG enhances transcription elongation by stabilizing DNA base pairs immediately upstream of the RNA-DNA hybrid but does not measurably affect the nucleotide incorporation and the forward translocation by RNA polymerase.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Recombination occurs within minutes of replication blockage by RTS1 producing restarted forks that are prone to collapse

    Michael O Nguyen et al.
    Homologous recombination is the default response to replication impedance by the RTS1 barrier, leading to restarted replication forks that suffer frequent collapse, triggering further rounds of recombination downstream of the barrier.

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