Angela E. Zolner

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Human polynucleotide kinase/phosphatase (PNKP) is a dual specificity 5'-DNA kinase/3'-DNA phosphatase, with roles in base excision repair, DNA single-strand break repair and non-homologous end joining (NHEJ); yet precisely how PNKP functions in the repair of DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) remains unclear. We demonstrate that PNKP is phosphorylated by the(More)
XRCC4 plays a crucial role in the nonhomologous end joining (NHEJ) pathway of DNA double-strand break repair acting as a scaffold protein that recruits other NHEJ proteins to double-strand breaks. Phosphorylation of XRCC4 by protein kinase CK2 promotes a high affinity interaction with the forkhead-associated domain of the end-processing enzyme(More)
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