helix-destabilizing protein

helix-destabilizing protein

[¦hē‚liks di′stā·bə‚līz·iŋ ‚prō·tēn]
(biochemistry)
Any of a group of proteins that bind to single-stranded regions of duplex deoxyribonucleic acid and cause unwinding of the helix.
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