DNA replication requires the coordinated effort of many proteins to create a highly processive biomachine able to replicate entire genomes in a single process. The clamp proteins confer on replisomes this property of processivity but in turn require clamp loaders for their functional assembly onto DNA. A more detailed view of the mechanisms for holoenzyme assembly in replication systems has been obtained from the advent of novel solution experiments and the appearance of low- and high-resolution structures for the clamp loaders.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Structural Biology
- Molecular Biology