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Homologous Recombination but Not Nucleotide Excision Repair Plays a Pivotal Role in Tolerance of DNA-Protein Cross-links in Mammalian Cells*
DNA-protein cross-links (DPCs) are unique among DNA lesions in their unusually bulky nature. The steric hindrance imposed by cross-linked proteins (CLPs) will hamper DNA transactions, such asExpand
Nucleotide excision repair and homologous recombination systems commit differentially to the repair of DNA-protein crosslinks.
DNA-protein crosslinks (DPCs)-where proteins are covalently trapped on the DNA strand-block the progression of replication and transcription machineries and hence hamper the faithful transfer ofExpand
Differential Specificity of Human and Escherichia coli Endonuclease III and VIII Homologues for Oxidative Base Lesions*
In human cells, oxidative pyrimidine lesions are restored by the base excision repair pathway initiated by homologues of Endo III (hNTH1) and Endo VIII (hNEIL1 and hNEIL2). In this study we haveExpand
DNA polymerases involved in the incorporation of oxidized nucleotides into DNA: their efficiency and template base preference.
Genetic information must be duplicated with precision and accurately passed on to daughter cells and later generations. In order to achieve this goal, DNA polymerases (Pols) have to faithfullyExpand
Arabidopsis thaliana Y-family DNA polymerase eta catalyses translesion synthesis and interacts functionally with PCNA2.
SUMMARY Upon blockage of chromosomal replication by DNA lesions, Y-family polymerases interact with monoubiquitylated proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) to catalyse translesion synthesis (TLS)Expand
The steric gate amino acid tyrosine 112 is required for efficient mismatched-primer extension by human DNA polymerase kappa.
Human DNA is continuously damaged by exogenous and endogenous genotoxic insults. To counteract DNA damage and ensure the completion of DNA replication, cells possess specialized DNA polymerasesExpand
Repair activity of base and nucleotide excision repair enzymes for guanine lesions induced by nitrosative stress
Nitric oxide (NO) induces deamination of guanine, yielding xanthine and oxanine (Oxa). Furthermore, Oxa reacts with polyamines and DNA binding proteins to form cross-link adducts. Thus, it is ofExpand
Critical amino acids in human DNA polymerases η and κ involved in erroneous incorporation of oxidized nucleotides
Oxidized DNA precursors can cause mutagenesis and carcinogenesis when they are incorporated into the genome. Some human Y-family DNA polymerases (Pols) can effectively incorporate 8-oxo-dGTP, anExpand
Increase in dicentric chromosome formation after a single CT scan in adults
Excess risk of leukemia and brain tumors after CT scans in children has been reported. We performed dicentric chromosome assay (DCAs) before and after CT scan to assess effects of low-dose ionizingExpand
Identification of low-dose responsive metabolites in X-irradiated human B lymphoblastoid cells and fibroblasts
Ionizing radiation (IR) induces cellular stress responses, such as signal transduction, gene expression, protein modification, and metabolite change that affect cellular behavior. We analyzedExpand