Domain

Bacteriophage T4, Gp59, helicase assembly protein, N-terminal (IPR015085)

Short name: Phage_T4_Gp59_N

Domain relationships

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Description

The Bacteriophage T4 gene 59 helicase assembly protein is required for recombination-dependent DNA replication, which is the predominant mode of DNA replication in the late stage of T4 infection. T4 gene 59 helicase assembly protein accelerates the loading of the T4 gene 41 helicase during DNA synthesis by the T4 replication system in vitro. T4 gene 59 helicase assembly protein binds to both T4 gene 41 helicase and T4 gene 32 single-stranded DNA binding protein, and to single and double-stranded DNA.

The structure of T4 gene 59 helicase assembly protein reveals a novel alpha-helical bundle fold with two domains of similar size. Surface residues are predominantly basic (pI 9.37) with clusters of acidic residues but exposed hydrophobic residues suggest sites for potential contact with DNA and with other protein molecules [PMID: 10669611].

Contributing signatures

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