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  • Single-stranded DNA-binding protein proven dynamic, critical to DNA repair

    University of Illinois physics professor Taekjip Ha and his colleagues found that the SSB protein travels along single-stranded DNA, regulating other proteins needed for DNA repair, replication and recombination.

    University of Illinois physics professor Taekjip Ha and his colleagues found that the SSB protein travels along single-stranded DNA, regulating other proteins needed for DNA repair, replication and recombination.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      University of Illinois physics professor Taekjip Ha and his colleagues found that the SSB protein travels along single-stranded DNA, regulating other proteins needed for DNA repair, replication and recombination.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      The single-stranded DNA-binding protein (SSB) is made up of four identical subunits that protect single-stranded DNA and regulate its repair.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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