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recombinase

(rē-kŏm′bə-nās′, -nāz′)
n.
An enzyme that catalyzes the exchange of short pieces of DNA between two long DNA strands, particularly the exchange of homologous regions between the paired maternal and paternal chromosomes.

recombinase

(rē-kŏm′bĭn-ās) [ recombinan(t) + ″]
Any enzyme that catalyzes nucleic acid recombination, i.e., the rearrangement of genetic material on a strand of DNA or RNA.

recombinase

a function of the recA protein in Escherichia coli that catalyzes the binding and unwinding of the double strands of DNA that form a synapse during DNA recombination.
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If iCre recombinase is active in the spermatogenic cells, the floxed Fgfr1 and Fgfr2 alleles will be converted to the recombined [Fgfr1.
An aptamer-based bio-barcode assay with isothermal recombinase polymerase amplification for cytochrome-c detection and anti-cancer drug screening.
Indeed, in contrast to most other lysogenic phages, such as bacteriophage [lambda] (17), CTX[PHI] does not encode its integrase, but makes use of XerC and XerD, the two host-encoded tyrosine recombinases that normally function to resolve chromosome dimers (18).
Production of a reporter transgenic pig for monitoring Cre recombinase activity.
Cre was delivered to the ovarian surface epithelium by injecting the ovarian bursa with a replication-deficient adenovirus expressing Cre recombinase.
Each SCCmec element contains two required components; the mec gene complex, and the ccr gene complex which contains site-specific recombinase genes.
The cell lines of the present invention can be obtained by integrating both a nucleotide sequence encoding tamoxifen-induced Cre recombinase and a nucleotide sequence encoding insulin regulated by glucose-sensitive promoter into the chromosome in a human immortalized hepatic cell line FERM BP-7498 containing the TERT gene inserted in between a pair of LoxP sequences.
HIV-1 Proviral DNA Excision Using an Evolved Recombinase.
The recent identification of cassette chromosome recombinase genes A and B (ccrAB) may provide the clue.
Characterization of the recombinase activating gene-1 and 2 locus in the Japanese pufferfish, Fugu rubripes.
SCCmec types I, IV, and V are involved in beta-lactam (methicillin) resistance and primarily code for the regulatory, structural, and recombinase genes required (1, 12).
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