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New paper proposes lagging-strand DNA extrusion mechanism

Noguchi, Y., Yuan, Z., Bai, L., Schneider, S., Zhao, G., Stillman, B., Speck, C., Li, H. (2017). Cryo-EM structure of Mcm2-7 double hexamer on DNA suggests a lagging-strand DNA extrusion model. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114, E9529-E9538.
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London research consortium for cryo-EM awarded £3 million

The London consortium for cryo-EM (LonCEM), of which the The DNA Replication Group is a founding member, awarded £3 million to establish a new, state-of-the-art cryo-EM facility at the Francis Crick Institute. The award is part of a larger £20 million investment by the Wellcome Trust in cryo-electron microscopy to support world-leading structural biologists across the United Kingdom.

New paper on MCM2-7 replicative helicase loading

Yuan, Z., Riera, A., Bai, L., Sun, J., Nandi, S., Spanos, C., Chen, Z. A., Barbon, M., Rappsilber, J., Stillman, B., Speck, C., Li, H. (2017). Structural basis of Mcm2–7 replicative helicase loading by ORC–Cdc6 and Cdt1. Nature Structure & Molecular Biology 24, 316-324.
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