Leading Strand Synthesis

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Homo sapiens
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The processive complex is responsible for synthesizing at least 5-10 kb of DNA in a continuous manner during leading strand synthesis. The incorporation of nucleotides by pol delta is quite accurate. However, incorporation of an incorrect nucleotide does occur occasionally. Misincorporated nucleotides are removed by the 3' to 5' exonucleolytic proofreading capability of pol delta.

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
7378348 Purification of deoxyribonucleic acid polymerase delta from calf thymus: partial characterization of physical properties.

So, AG, Downey, KM, Tan, CK, Lee, MY

Biochemistry 1980
2175912 Studies on the initiation and elongation reactions in the simian virus 40 DNA replication system.

Hurwitz, J, Matsumoto, T, Eki, T

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1991
9191022 DNA polymerase delta, an essential enzyme for DNA transactions.

Hubscher, U, Hindges, R

Biol Chem 1997
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