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How RNA helicases unwind – Eckhard Jankowsky

Date: Thu. October 8th, 2009, 4:15 pm-5:15 pm
Location: Rockefeller 301

Virtually all aspects of RNA metabolism involve RNA helicases, enzymes that remodel RNA and RNA-protein complexes in an ATP-dependent fashion. How RNA helicases catalyze such reactions is a key question in RNA metabolism, with implications ranging from understanding the regulation of gene expression to delineating the cellular response to viral infections. In this seminar, I will present recent results that illuminate how different RNA helicases couple ATP binding and hydrolysis to RNA duplex unwinding. Our data reveal a remarkable diversity of unwinding mechanisms among these enzymes.

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