Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Proteins and Proteomics
This Special Thematic Issue explores the molecular properties of DNA polymerases as extraordinary biological catalysts. In this short introductory chapter, I briefly highlight some of the most important concepts from the articles contained within this Special Issue. The contents of this Special Issue are arranged into distinct sub-categories corresponding to mechanistic studies of faithful DNA polymerization, studies of "specialized" DNA polymerases that function on damaged DNA, and DNA polymerases that are of therapeutic importance against various diseases. Emphasis is placed on understanding the dynamic cellular roles and biochemical functions of DNA polymerases, and how their structure and mechanism impact their cellular roles.
Berdis, Anthony J., "DNA Polymerases: Perfect Enzymes for An Imperfect World" (2010). Chemistry Faculty Publications. 185.
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