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Enzyme's 'hop' offers tips on epigenetic gene expression

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UC Santa Barbara researchers' discovery of a variation of an enzyme's ability to "hop" as it moves along DNA, modifying the genetic material of a bacteria — and its physical capability and behavior — holds much promise for biomedical and other scientific applications. Their results are published in a paper titled "Proximal recognition sites facilitate intrasite hopping by DNA adenine methyltransferase: a mechanistic exploration of epigenetic gene regulation," in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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