A key role for the GINS complex at DNA replication forks

Karim Labib, Agnieszka Gambus

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The GINS complex is the most recently identified component of the eukaryotic DNA replication machinery and is required both for the initiation of chromosome replication and also for the normal progression of DNA replication forks. Several recent studies suggest that GINS associates at replication forks with the MCM helicase that is responsible for unwinding the parental DNA duplex. Archaea also have an equivalent GINS complex that can interact with MCM and other replisome components. It seems likely that GINS couples MCM to other key proteins at forks, and we discuss here the current literature regarding this important late-comer to the DNA replication field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-8
Number of pages8
JournalTrends in Cell Biology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007


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