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DEAD box proteins are involved in an assortment of metabolic processes that typically involve RNAs, but in some cases also other nucleic acids. [1]

15 relations: ATPase, DDX3X, DEAD/DEAH box helicase, DExD/H box proteins, Eukaryote, Helicase, Metabolism, NTP binding site, Nucleic acid, Prokaryote, RNA, Sequence motif, SKI protein, Transesterification, Walker motifs.


ATPases (adenylpyrophosphatase, ATP monophosphatase, triphosphatase, SV40 T-antigen, adenosine 5'-triphosphatase, ATP hydrolase, complex V (mitochondrial electron transport), (Ca2+ + Mg2+)-ATPase, HCO3−-ATPase, adenosine triphosphatase) are a class of enzymes that catalyze the decomposition of ATP into ADP and a free phosphate ion.

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ATP-dependent RNA helicase DDX3X is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the DDX3X gene.

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DEAD/DEAH box helicase

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

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DExD/H box proteins

DEAD box, DEAH, and the SKI families of proteins are all referred to as DExD/H box proteins.

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Eukaryotes are organisms whose cells have a nucleus enclosed within membranes, unlike Prokaryotes (Bacteria and other Archaea).

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

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Metabolism (from μεταβολή metabolē, "change") is the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of organisms.

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NTP binding site

An NTP binding site is a type of binding site found in nucleoside monophosphate (NMP) kinases, N can be adenosine or guanosine.

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Nucleic acid

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

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A prokaryote is a unicellular organism that lacks a membrane-bound nucleus, mitochondria, or any other membrane-bound organelle.

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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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Sequence motif

In genetics, a sequence motif is a nucleotide or amino-acid sequence pattern that is widespread and has, or is conjectured to have, a biological significance.

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SKI protein

The SKI protein is a nuclear proto-oncogene that is associated with tumors at high cellular concentrations.

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In organic chemistry, transesterfication is the process of exchanging the organic group R″ of an ester with the organic group R′ of an alcohol.

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Walker motifs

The Walker A and Walker B motifs are protein sequence motifs, known to have highly conserved three-dimensional structures.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEAD_box

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