This is the hydrophobic structure of the DNA glycosylase protein in complex with a DNA strand. It has been procedurally shaded for a nice organic look. Its ready right out of the box to incorporate into any scientific visualization.
This protein is 100% accurate to the scientific model and it has been modeled primarily of quads, a rare and valuable quality for a protein model.
DNA glycosylases are a family of enzymes involved in base excision repair, classified under EC number EC 3.2.2. Base excision repair is the mechanism by which damaged bases in DNA are removed and replaced. DNA glycosylases catalyze the first step of this process. They remove the damaged nitrogenous base while leaving the sugar-phosphate backbone intact, creating an apurinic/apyrimidinic site, commonly referred to as an AP site. This is accomplished by flipping the damaged base out of the double helix followed by cleavage of the N-glycosidic bond. Glycosylases were first discovered in bacteria, and have since been found in all kingdoms of life.