UvsY protein of bacteriophage T4 is an accessory protein for in vitro catalysis of strand exchange.

@article{Harris1989UvsYPO,
  title={UvsY protein of bacteriophage T4 is an accessory protein for in vitro catalysis of strand exchange.},
  author={L. D. Harris and Jack D. Griffith},
  journal={Journal of molecular biology},
  year={1989},
  volume={206 1},
  pages={19-27}
}
The uvsX and uvsY genes are essential to genetic recombination, recombination-dependent DNA synthesis and to the repair of DNA damage in bacteriophage T4. Purified UvsX protein has been shown to catalyze strand exchange and D-loop formation in vitro, but the role of UvsY protein has been unclear. We report that UvsY protein enhances strand exchange by UvsX… CONTINUE READING