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New paper on regulation of loading of MCM2-7 onto DNA

Samel, S. A., Fernández-Cid, A., Sun, J., Riera, A., Tognetti, S., Herrera, C., Li, H., Speck, C. (2014). A unique DNA entry gate serves for regulated loading of the eukaryotic replicative helicase MCM2–7 onto DNA. Genes & Development 28, 1653-1666.
Abstract | Imperial College London News |

New paper establishes architecture of the OCCM complex

Sun, J.*, Evrin, C.*, Samel, S. A., Fernández-Cid, A., Riera, A., Kawakami, H., Stillman, B.†, Speck, C.†, Li, H.† (2013). Cryo-EM structure of a helicase loading intermediate containing ORC–Cdc6–Cdt1–MCM2-7 bound to DNA. Nature Structural & Molecular Biology 20, 944-951.
*Shared first authorship; †Corresponding authors
Abstract | Full text | Brookhaven National Laboratory Newsroom |

New paper reveals mechanisms redefining the understanding of DNA licensing

Fernández-Cid, A.*, Riera, A.*, Tognetti, S., Herrera, M. C., Samel, S., Evrin, C., Winkler, C., Gardenal, E., Uhle. S., Speck, C. (2013). An ORC/Cdc6/MCM2-7 complex is formed in a multistep reaction to serve as a platform for MCM double-hexamer formation. Molecular Cell 50, 577-588.
*Shared first authorship
Abstract | Full text | Molecular Cell Preview |

New paper on conserved AAA+ motifs within Cdc6 and Orc1 during pre-RC formation

Evrin, C., Fernández-Cid, A., Zech, J., Herrera, M. C., Riera, A., Clarke, P., Brill, S., Lurz, R., Speck, C. (2013). In the absence of ATPase activity, pre-RC formation is blocked prior to MCM2–7 hexamer dimerization. Nucleic Acids Research 41, 3162-3172.
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Report on Keystone Symposium on ‘DNA Replication and Recombination’

A report of the Keystone Symposium ‘DNA Replication and Recombination’ held in Keystone, USA, 27 February to 4 March 2011.

Johansson, E., Speck, C. and Chabes, A. (2011). A top-down view on DNA replication and recombination from 9,000 feet above sea level. Genome Biology 12, 304.
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