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Members of the Sso7d/Sac7d family are small, abundant, non-specific DNA-binding proteins of the hyperthermophilic Archaea SULFOLOBUS: Crystal structures of these proteins in complex with oligonucleotides showed that they induce changes in the helical twist and marked DNA bending. On this basis they have been suggested to play a role in organising chromatin(More)
Type II DNA topoisomerases have been classified into two families, Topo IIA and Topo IIB, based on structural and mechanistic dissimilarities. Topo IIA is the target of many important antibiotics and antitumoural drugs, most of them being inactive on Topo IIB. The effects and mode of action of Topo IIA inhibitors in vitro and in vivo have been extensively(More)
A key step in the DNA transport by type II DNA topoisomerase is the formation of a double-strand break with the enzyme being covalently linked to the broken DNA ends (referred to as the cleavage complex). In the present study, we have analyzed the formation and structure of the cleavage complex catalyzed by Sufolobus shibatae DNA topoisomerase VI (topoVI),(More)
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