a magnesium-dependent ATP-dependent DNA-helicase that unwinds single- and double-stranded DNA in a 3'-5' direction. A member of the RecQ helicase family that is required for genome stability. Participates in DNA replication, recombination and repair. Part of the BRCA1-associated genome surveillance complex (BASC), which contains BRCA1, MSH2, MSH6, MLH1, ATM, BLM, PMS2 and the RAD50-MRE11-NBS1 protein complex which is a dynamic process changing throughout the cell cycle and within subnuclear domains. Interacts with ubiquitinated FANCD2. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: DNA repair, damage; DNA replication; EC 126.96.36.199; Helicase
Molecular Function: ATP binding; ATP-dependent 3'-5' DNA helicase activity; ATP-dependent DNA helicase activity; ATP-dependent helicase activity; ATPase activity; bubble DNA binding; DNA helicase activity; four-way junction DNA binding; four-way junction helicase activity; G-quadruplex DNA binding; helicase activity; p53 binding; protein binding; single-stranded DNA binding; Y-form DNA binding
Biological Process: DNA double-strand break processing; DNA duplex unwinding; DNA replication; DNA synthesis during DNA repair; double-strand break repair via homologous recombination; mitotic cell cycle G2/M transition DNA damage checkpoint; negative regulation of cell division; negative regulation of DNA recombination; positive regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent; protein oligomerization; regulation of cyclin-dependent protein kinase activity; replication fork processing; response to DNA damage stimulus; response to X-ray; strand displacement