helicase

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helicase

[′hel·ə‚kās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme that is capable of unwinding the deoxyribonucleic acid double helix at a replication fork.
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RNA helicases help in transcription either by stabilizing primary transcripts or its release from the template after its completion (Eisen and Lucchesi 1998).
The RNA helicase RIG-I has an essential function in double-stranded RNA-induced innate antiviral responses.
DEAD-box RNA helicase subunits of the Drosha complex are required for processing of rRNA and a subset of microRNAs.