Cohesin Ring Model Diagram (image) Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University Share Print E-Mail Caption A diagram of the protein complex cohesin in its assumed ring-shaped configuration. The scissors represent the action of the enzyme Cut1, which breaks apart the molecule to release DNA. Credit OIST Usage Restrictions CC by 2.0 Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.