Potential role of Cdc6 at the initiation of DNA replication.
Mini chromosome maintenance complex (or minichromosome maintenance protein complex, or mini-chromosome maintenance (MCM) 2-7 helicase complex) has a role in both the initiation and the elongation phases of eukaryotic DNA replication, specifically the formation and elongation of the replication fork. MCM is a component of the pre-replication complex, which is a component of the licensing factor. MCM is a hexamer of six related polypeptides (MCM2 through MCM7) that form a ring structure.
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