Functional analysis of the DNA-packaging/terminase protein gp17 from bacteriophage T4.

@article{Kbler1998FunctionalAO,
  title={Functional analysis of the DNA-packaging/terminase protein gp17 from bacteriophage T4.},
  author={Dorothea K{\"u}bler and Venigalla Rao},
  journal={Journal of molecular biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={281 5},
  pages={803-14}
}
In bacteriophage T4, the terminase complex constituted by the large subunit gp17 (69 kDa) and the small subunit gp16 (18 kDa) is a critical component of the ATP-driven DNA-packaging pump that translocates DNA into an empty capsid shell. Evidence suggests that the large subunit gp17 is the critical component and consists of a number of the functional sites… CONTINUE READING