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A DNA polymerase is an enzyme that catalyzes the polymerization of deoxyribonucleotides into a DNA strand. DNA polymerases are most well-known for their role in DNA replication, in which the polymerase "reads" an intact DNA strand as a template and uses it to synthesize the new strand. The newly-polymerized molecule is complementary to the template strand and identical to the template's original partner strand. DNA polymerases use a magnesium ion for catalytic activity.
Study discovers how some proteins ensure repair of errors introduced during DNA replication

Study discovers how some proteins ensure repair of errors introduced during DNA replication

Study reveals novel dimension in the study of protein-protein interactions

Study reveals novel dimension in the study of protein-protein interactions

Polβ enzyme prevents breakdown of DNA in the hippocampus region

Polβ enzyme prevents breakdown of DNA in the hippocampus region

Scientists identify complex enzyme that protects cells from constant DNA damage

Scientists identify complex enzyme that protects cells from constant DNA damage