DnaB drives DNA branch migration and dislodges proteins while encircling two DNA strands.

DnaB is a ring-shaped, hexameric helicase that unwinds the E. coli DNA replication fork while encircling one DNA strand. This report demonstrates that DnaB can also encircle both DNA strands and then actively translocate along the duplex. With two strands positioned inside its central channel, DnaB translocates with sufficient force to displace proteins… CONTINUE READING