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Restriction enzymes restriction endonucleases are proteins that cut DNA at or close to specific recognition sites see the catalogs of manufacturers or the Restriction Enzyme Database.

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Skip to content. Skip to navigation. In practice, the process often involves combining the DNA of different organisms. The process depends on the ability to cut and re-join DNA molecules at points which are identified by specific sequences of nucleotide bases called restriction sites. DNA fragments are cut out of their normal position in the chromosome using restriction enzymes also called restriction endonucleases and then inserted into other chromosomes or DNA molecules using enzymes called ligases.

DNA ligase is a specific type of enzyme, a ligase , EC 6. It plays a role in repairing single-strand breaks in duplex DNA in living organisms, but some forms such as DNA ligase IV may specifically repair double-strand breaks i. Single-strand breaks are repaired by DNA ligase using the complementary strand of the double helix as a template, [1] with DNA ligase creating the final phosphodiester bond to fully repair the DNA. The mechanism of DNA ligase is to form two covalent phosphodiester bonds between 3' hydroxyl ends of one nucleotide "acceptor" , with the 5' phosphate end of another "donor". Two ATP molecules are consumed for each phosphodiester bond formed.

Mark A. Essays Biochem 16 October ; 63 4 : — DNA present in all our cells acts as a template by which cells are built. The human genome project, reading the code of the DNA within our cells, completed in , is undoubtedly one of the great achievements of modern bioscience. Our ability to achieve this and to further understand and manipulate DNA has been tightly linked to our understanding of the bacterial and viral world. Outside of the science, the ability to understand and manipulate this code has far-reaching implications for society. In this article, we explore some of the basic techniques that enable us to read, copy and manipulate DNA sequences alongside a brief consideration of some of the implications for society.

DNA ligase

To cut DNA at known locations, researchers use restriction enzymes that have been purified from various bacterial species, and which can be purchased from various commercial sources. These enzymes are usually named after the bacterium from which they were first isolated. The ends of a molecule cut by EcoRI have an overhanging region of single stranded DNA, and so are sometimes called sticky-ends. On the other hand, EcoRV is an example of an enzyme that cuts both strands in exactly the middle of its recognition sequence, producing what are called blunt-ends , which lack overhangs. Sticky-ended molecules with complementary overhanging sequences are said to have compatible ends , which facilitate their joining to form recombinant DNA.

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Recombinant DNA and genetic techniques

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The discovery of enzymes that could cut and paste DNA made genetic engineering possible.

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