Structure of the heterodimeric core primase.
Primases are DNA-dependent RNA polymerases that synthesize the oligoribonucleotide primers essential to DNA replication. In archaeal and eukaryotic organisms, the core primase is a heterodimeric enzyme composed of a small and a large subunit. Here we report a crystallographic and biochemical analysis of the core primase from the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. The structure provides the first three-dimensional description of the large subunit and its interaction with the small subunit. The ...Expand abstract
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