The origin recognition complex: a biochemical and structural view

Li, H., Stillman, B. (2012) The origin recognition complex: a biochemical and structural view. In: The Eukaryotic Replisome: a Guide to Protein Structure and Function. Subcellular Biochemistry, 62 . Springer, pp. 37-58.

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22918579
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-4572-8_3

Abstract

The origin recognition complex (ORC) was first discovered in the baker's yeast in 1992. Identification of ORC opened up a path for subsequent molecular level investigations on how eukaryotic cells initiate and control genome duplication each cell cycle. Twenty years after the first biochemical isolation, ORC is now taking on a three-dimensional shape, although a very blurry shape at the moment, thanks to the recent electron microscopy and image reconstruction efforts. In this chapter, we outline the current biochemical knowledge about ORC from several eukaryotic systems, with emphasis on the most recent structural and biochemical studies. Despite many species-specific properties, an emerging consensus is that ORC is an ATP-dependent machine that recruits other key proteins to form pre-replicative complexes (pre-RCs) at many origins of DNA replication, enabling the subsequent initiation of DNA replication in S phase.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > protein structure, function, modification
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > protein structure, function, modification > protein types > origin recognition complex
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > protein structure, function, modification > protein types
organism description > yeast
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Communities: CSHL labs > Stillman lab
Highlight: Stillman, Bruce W.
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2013 15:00
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 16:24
PMCID: PMC3779782
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/28873

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