This helicase infosite compiles information related to helicases, key enzymes in nucleic acid metabolism. This site aims to support researchers interested in RNA and DNA helicases.

New structures come out all the time. View all helicase structures:

NCBI Database

Nucleic Acids

Gordon Research ConferencemoreButton
Date: May 31 – June 5, 2015
Location:University of New England, Biddeford, ME

Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society 2016moreButton
Date: February 27 – March 2, 2016
Location: Los Angeles, CA


FASEB Research Conference

Helicases and Nucleic-Acid Based Machines:
From Mechanism to Insight into Disease moreButton

Date: July 26-31, 2015
Location: Steamboat Grand Resort, Steamboat Springs, CO

Annual Meeting of the RNA Society 2016moreButton
Date: June 28 to July 2, 2016
Location: Kyoto, Japan


(post-translational modification database)


RNA Helicase database
The RNA helicase resource


AAA server homepage
ATPases Associated with various cellular Activities

RNA Helicase Labs

Marc Boudvillain, CNRS, Orleans, France
Rho, Upf1 (Biochemistry)

Elena Conti, Max Planck Institute, Munich, Germany
Upf1, Mtr4, Ski2 (Structure)

Frances Fuller-Pace, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
DDX5, DDX17 (Molecular Biology)

Herve Le Hir, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
eIF4A-III (Molecular Biology, Biochemistry)

Eckhard Jankowsky, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Ded1, eIF4A, Mtr4, DDX3, DDX41, DHX36 (Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics)

Sean Johnson, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Mtr4 (Structure, Biochemistry)

Katrin Karbstein, Skripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL
Rok1 (Molecular Biology, Biochemistry)

Dagmar Klostermeier, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
eIF4A, HerA (Biochemistry, Biophysics)

Alan Lambowitz, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Mss116, CYT-19 (Structure, Biochemistry)

Patrick Linder, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
CshA, RNA helicases in S.aureus (Molecular Biology, Biochemistry)

Lynne Maquat, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Upf1 (Molecular Biology)

Anna Marie Pyle, Yale University, New Haven, CT
RIG-I and related enzymes (Structure, Biochemistry)

Rick Russell, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Mss116, CYT-19 (Biochemistry, Biophysics)

Jonathan Staley, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Prp16, Prp22, spliceosomal RNA helicases (Molecular Biology, Biochemistry)

Elizabeth Tran, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
Dbp2, DDX5 (Molecular Biology, Biochemistry)

Karsten Weis, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Dbp5 (Molecular Biology, Biochemistry)

DNA Helicase Labs

James Berger, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Helicase Structures

Robert Brosh, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Wrn, Blm (Biochemistry/ Mol. Biol.)

James Keck, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
RecG, PriA (Structures / Biochemistry)

Caroline Kisker, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
XPD (Structure)

Stephen Kowalczykowski, University of California, Davis, CA
RecBCD, Pif1 (Biophysics)

Timothy M. Lohman, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO
Rep, UvrD, RecBCD (Biochemistry/Biophysics)

Sua Myong, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL
Multiple DNA Helicases (Biophysics)

Tom Owen-Hughes, University of Dundee, UK
DNA Helicases in Chromatin Remodeling (Mol. Biol./Biochemistry)

Smita Patel, Ruetgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Hexameric DNA Helicases (Biochemistry/Biophysics)

Kevin Raney, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AK
Dda, HCV (Biochemistry/Biophysics)

Dale Wigley, Cancer Research Institute, London, U.K.
Helicase Structures

Virginia Zakian, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Pif1 (Mol. Biol. / Biochemistry)

More DNA Labs will be listed soon.


Eckhard Jankowsky

This website is curated by Eckhard Jankowsky. We hope you find it useful.
Eckhard is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Work in his lab is focusing on roles and mechanisms of RNA helicases.
Learn more >>

We would love to hear from you