Cell Reports volume 4, issue 5, P985-995 2013 DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2013.07.040 View full text
Shogo Ozaki, Yusaku Matsuda, Kenji Keyamura, Hironori Kawakami, Yasunori Noguchi, Kazutoshi Kasho, Komomo Nagata, Tamami Masuda, Yukari Sakiyama, Tsutomu Katayama

Abstract: In Escherichia coli, bidirectional chromosomal replication is accompanied by the colocalization of sister replication forks. However, the biological significance of this mechanism and the key factors involved are still largely unknown. In this study, we found that a protein, termed CrfC, helps sustain the colocalization of nascent DNA regions of sister replisomes and promote chromosome equipartitioning. CrfC formed homomultimers that bound to multiple molecules of the clamp, a replisome subunit that encircles …

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