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SMC gene family
These sources were used to develop the Genetics Home Reference summary for the SMC gene family.
Hirano T. At the heart of the chromosome: SMC proteins in action. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2006 May;7(5):311-22. Review.
Losada A, Hirano T. Dynamic molecular linkers of the genome: the first decade of SMC proteins. Genes Dev. 2005 Jun 1;19(11):1269-87. Review.
Jessberger R. The many functions of SMC proteins in chromosome dynamics. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2002 Oct;3(10):767-78. Review.
Hirano T. The ABCs of SMC proteins: two-armed ATPases for chromosome condensation, cohesion, and repair. Genes Dev. 2002 Feb 15;16(4):399-414. Review.
Harvey SH, Krien MJ, O'Connell MJ. Structural maintenance of chromosomes (SMC) proteins, a family of conserved ATPases. Genome Biol. 2002;3(2):REVIEWS3003. Epub 2002 Jan 30. Review.
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