DNA Binding Made Easy

@article{Voytas2009DNABM,
  title={DNA Binding Made Easy},
  author={Daniel F. Voytas and J. Keith Joung},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={326},
  pages={1491 - 1492}
}
A mechanism by which proteins of bacterial plant pathogens recognize and control the expression of host plant genes to promote infection is identified. All cells encode specific DNA binding proteins that ensure that genetic material is appropriately expressed, replicated, and transmitted from one generation to the next. Mother Nature solved the DNA recognition problem by inventing a handful of protein motifs, including the zinc finger, the helix-turn-helix, and the leucine zipper. As is the… Expand

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