Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0030337 - DNA polymerase processivity factor activity

Synonyms: processivity clamp, sliding clamp

Definition: An enzyme regulator activity that increases the processivity of polymerization by DNA polymerase, by allowing the polymerase to move rapidly along DNA while remaining topologically bound to it.

Parent Classes:
GO:0030234 - enzyme regulator activity

Term Members:
DNA polymerase III, τ subunit (dnaX)

Unification Links: GO:0030337

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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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