PMID: 24106012
Blatter N, Bergen K, Nolte O, Welte W, Diederichs K, Mayer J, Wieland M, Marx A
Structure and Function of an RNA-Reading Thermostable DNA Polymerase.
Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2013 Sep 17. doi: 10.1002/anie.201306655.
Unfaithful: The structure of a DNA-dependent DNA polymerase, whose parental ancestor has no significant reverse transcriptase activity, was obtained for the first time incorporating a nucleotide against an RNA template and then structurally characterized. The DNA polymerase variant has significant reverse transcriptase activity that allows its application in PCR-based molecular diagnostics.