Catalysis of the reaction: ATP + H2O = ADP + phosphate, to drive the unwinding of a DNA or RNA helix.
GO:0042623 - ATPase activity, coupled,
GO:0070035 - purine NTP-dependent helicase activity
GO:0004003 - ATP-dependent DNA helicase activity (12),
GO:0004004 - ATP-dependent RNA helicase activity (10),
GO:0033680 - ATP-dependent DNA/RNA helicase activity (2)
ATP-dependent helicase (dinG),
ATP-dependent DNA helicase (recQ),
conserved protein (yoaA),
transcription-repair coupling factor (mfd),
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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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