DEAD box helicasemedical dictionary

<enzyme>

<cell biology> Family of ATP dependent DNA or RNA helicases with a 4 amino acid consensus, D E A D, that resembles an ATP binding site.

Examples, p68, a human nuclear protein involved in cell growth, vasa, a Drosophila protein required for specification of posterior embryonic structures.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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