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DEAD/DEAH box helicase

Index DEAD/DEAH box helicase

The DEAD/DEAH box helicases are a family of proteins whose purpose is to unwind nucleic acids. [1]

8 relations: Biogenesis, DEAD box, Helicase, Nucleic acid, Protein, Ribosome, RNA, Transcription (biology).


Biogenesis is the production of new living organisms or organelles.

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DEAD box

DEAD box proteins are involved in an assortment of metabolic processes that typically involve RNAs, but in some cases also other nucleic acids.

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Helicases are a class of enzymes vital to all living organisms.

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Nucleic acid

Nucleic acids are biopolymers, or small biomolecules, essential to all known forms of life.

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Proteins are large biomolecules, or macromolecules, consisting of one or more long chains of amino acid residues.

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The ribosome is a complex molecular machine, found within all living cells, that serves as the site of biological protein synthesis (translation).

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Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is a polymeric molecule essential in various biological roles in coding, decoding, regulation, and expression of genes.

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Transcription (biology)

Transcription is the first step of gene expression, in which a particular segment of DNA is copied into RNA (especially mRNA) by the enzyme RNA polymerase.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEAD/DEAH_box_helicase

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