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SPO11 / YHL022C Sequence

Sequences and genome annotation information for Reference Strain S288C and a select set of Alternative References.


Protein Product
DNA topoisomerase (ATP-hydrolyzing)
Feature Type
ORF , Verified
Description
Meiosis-specific protein required for meiotic recombination; makes DNA double-strand breaks (DSB) during meiotic recombination, homolog pairing, and synaptonemal complex formation; role in meiotic DSB formation involves a topo-II-like transesterase mechanism; forms monotetrameric complex; covalently linked to DSBs through a 5'-phosphodiester bond between a catalytic tyrosine (Y135) and the DSB 5'- end; sequence similarity to a topo VI subunit from archaea, fission yeast rec12 and human SPO11 2 3 5 6 7 8 9
EC Number
5.6.2.2

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