Magnetic Tweezers for the Study of DNA Tracking Motors

Maria Manosas, Adrien Meglio, Michelle M. Spiering, Fangyuan Ding, Stephen J. Benkovic, François Xavier Barre, Omar A. Saleh, Jean François Allemand, David Bensimon, Vincent Croquette

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Single-molecule manipulation methods have opened a new vista on the study of molecular motors. Here we describe the use of magnetic traps for the investigation of the mechanism of DNA based motors, in particular helicases and translocases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Enzymology
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
Number of pages24
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameMethods in Enzymology
ISSN (Print)0076-6879

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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