Clamp loader image

Clamp loader image

A clamp loader represented, for illustrative purposes, by a hand, which is loading the sliding clamp ring onto DNA.

Stephen J. Benkovic, Mark Hedglin, and other members of Professor Benkovic's research team have studied the importance of "clamp loader" enzymes and their activities during DNA replication. In this image, the clamp loader is represented, for illustrative purposes, by a hand, which is loading the sliding clamp ring onto DNA.

Image: Benkovic lab, Penn State University