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Mechanism of a Genome Packaging Machine Discovered
Detailed analyses of cohesin’s movements indicate how this protein complex hauls chromatin fibers to package DNA into loops.
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Mechanism of a Genome Packaging Machine Discovered
Mechanism of a Genome Packaging Machine Discovered

Detailed analyses of cohesin’s movements indicate how this protein complex hauls chromatin fibers to package DNA into loops.

Detailed analyses of cohesin’s movements indicate how this protein complex hauls chromatin fibers to package DNA into loops.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, Mohammed Haneefa Nizamudeen
cohesin
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
Ruth Williams | Jan 17, 2022
The hinge region of cohesin pulls DNA to two head regions, like a person’s hand-to-hand motion of pulling on a rope.