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Curr Biol. 2002 Feb 5;12(3):R96-8.

DNA packaging: a new class of molecular motors.

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Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 845, 19th St. South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA.

Abstract

DNA is packaged into preformed bacteriophage capsids to liquid crystalline density by the action of a portal protein complex. Single molecule packaging studies indicate that this is a new and extremely powerful class of molecular motors.

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11839289
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