The hinge region of cohesin pulls DNA to two head regions, like a person’s hand-to-hand motion of pulling on a rope.
The hinge region of cohesin pulls DNA to two head regions, like a person’s hand-to-hand motion of pulling on a rope.

Infographic: How Genome-Packaging Protein Cohesin Handles DNA

The hinge region of cohesin pulls DNA to two head regions, like a person’s hand-to-hand motion of pulling on a rope.

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Jan 17, 2022

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The hinge region of cohesin binds DNA and swings toward one of the head regions. The other head region then clamps down on the DNA as the hinge is released to swing back to its original position and bind a new part of the DNA.

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This article was featured in January 2022, Issue 2 of the digest