Can Streptavidin bind directly to DNA??

Tony Sanchez asanche1 at
Fri Mar 22 18:38:37 EST 2002

It cannot bind to a short bit of DNA but it can bind to a short peptide -
see the Sterp-tag system at

"knud" <kknald at> wrote in message
news:3c9865e3$0$66989$edfadb0f at
> Is it possible for streptavidin to bind directly to a short DNA oligo,
> 20 bp long?? Is there a specific sequence for this, if binding is
> possible.....
> Thanks for your help
> Mads Hollegaard

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