Recognition in action: DNA mimicry

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Proteins that mimic DNA present a surface that is similar in shape and chemical character to the DNA double helix. These DNA mimics bind to DNA-binding proteins, taking the place of DNA. Natural DNA mimics play roles in genetic regulation and defense.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-430
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Molecular Recognition
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Structural Biology
  • Molecular Biology


  • DNA mimicry
  • DNA-binding proteins
  • TATA-binding protein


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