PerspectiveBiochemistry

RNA Polymerase, a Scrunching Machine

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Science  17 Nov 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5802, pp. 1097-1098
DOI: 10.1126/science.1135746

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Summary

RNA polymerase stores energy to break its initial bonds with DNA by scrunching the single strands of DNA that were unwound in the region where the polymerase started RNA synthesis.