Protein Structure: Why have six-fold symmetry?

Z. Kelman, J. Finkelstein, M. O'Donnell

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Why do proteins that encircle DNA have six-fold symmetry? One important factor may be the economy in protein mass with which DNA can be encircled by six globular subunits arranged in a ring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1239-1242
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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