This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team of UK scientists report the discovery of multiple proteins responsible for the disassembly of the replisome, the structure responsible for synthesizing complementary DNA strands during chromosome replication. They showed that a ubiquitin ligase promotes ubiquitylation of CMG, the ring-shaped DNA helicase that unwinds DNA at the start of replication. Another protein complex then associates with the ubiquitylated CMG, leading rapidly to helicase disassembly.

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