Definitions for "Helicase"
Keywords:  helix, unwind, hydrolysis, atp, enzyme
an enzyme that unwinds the DNA helix into single strands, thereby facilitating replication.
Any enzyme that moves along a DNA duplex using the energy released by ATP hydrolysis to separate (unwind) the two strands. Required for the replication and transcription of DNA.
A protein that unwinds the DNA double helix during replication.
a suppressor of illegitimate recombination in Escherichia coli