Aviv Segal Morag

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We propose that rearrangements between short tandem repeated sequences occur by errors made during a replication fork repair pathway involving a replication template switch. We provide evidence here that the DnaK chaperone of E. coli controls this template switch repair process. Mutants in dnaK are sensitive to replication fork damage and exhibit high(More)
Duplication or expansion of directly repeated sequence elements is associated with a number of human genetic diseases. To study the mechanisms of repeat expansion, we have developed a plasmid assay in Escherichia coli. Our assay involves two simple repeats of 787 bp in length; expansion to three or more copies of the repeat can be selected by restoration of(More)
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