DEAD-box helicases
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.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • DEAD-box proteins — Include the DEAD box helicases; may protect mRNA from degradation by endonucleases …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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  • p68 — See annexin, DEAD box helicases …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • DDX17 — DEAD (Asp Glu Ala Asp) box polypeptide 17 Identifiers Symbols DDX17; DKFZp761H2016; P72; RH70 External IDs …   Wikipedia

  • DDX5 — DEAD (Asp Glu Ala Asp) box polypeptide 5 Identifiers Symbols DDX5; DKFZp434E109; DKFZp686J01190; G17P1; HLR1; HUMP68; p68 External IDs …   Wikipedia

  • DDX1 — DEAD (Asp Glu Ala Asp) box polypeptide 1 Identifiers Symbols DDX1; DBP RB; UKVH5d External IDs …   Wikipedia

  • DDX58 — DEAD (Asp Glu Ala Asp) box polypeptide 58 Rendering based on PDB 2QFB …   Wikipedia

  • DDX39 — DEAD (Asp Glu Ala Asp) box polypeptide 39A PDB rendering based on 1t5i …   Wikipedia

  • DDX31 — DEAD (Asp Glu Ala Asp) box polypeptide 31 Identifiers Symbols DDX31; FLJ13633; FLJ14578; FLJ23349 External IDs …   Wikipedia

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