Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0015616 - DNA translocase activity

Definition: Catalysis of the reaction: ATP + H2O = ADP + phosphate, to drive movement along a single- or double-stranded DNA molecule.

Note that some gene products that possess DNA translocase activity, such as members of the FtsK/SpoIIIE family, can be fixed in place by interactions with other components of the cell; the relative movement between the protein and DNA bound to it results in movement of the DNA within the cell, often across a membrane.

Parent Classes:
GO:0008094 - DNA-dependent ATPase activity

Term Members:
transcription-repair coupling factor (mfd),
essential cell division protein FtsK

Unification Links: GO:0015616

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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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