Arginine Finger Serving as the Starter of Viral DNA Packaging Motors

Chenxi Liang, Chun Chan, Zhefeng Li, Xiaolin Cheng, Peixuan Guo

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Generally speaking, in a car engine, the starter is the part to initiate the motor operation. Biological motors are nanoscale machines ubiquitous in many biological processes in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, [1–3] such as cell mitosis, DNA replication, [4,5] RNA transcription, [6] macromolecule trafficking, [7] and viral genome packaging [8–14]. However, the module that initiates the ATPase action has not been clearly confirmed. Identification of the starter is of great significance for assembling artificial biological motors and for elucidating their operating mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomotors and their Nanobiotechnology Applications
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780429511943
ISBN (Print)9780367196134
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023
Externally publishedYes


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