Barry P. Sleckman

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The DNA damage response (DDR) protein 53BP1 protects DNA ends from excessive resection in G1, and thereby favors repair by nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ) as opposed to homologous recombination (HR). During S phase, BRCA1 antagonizes 53BP1 to promote HR. The pro-NHEJ and antirecombinase functions of 53BP1 are mediated in part by RIF1, the only known factor(More)
The RAG endonuclease generates DNA double strand breaks during antigen receptor gene assembly, an essential process for B- and T-lymphocyte development. However, a recent study reveals that RAG endonuclease activity affects natural killer cell function, demonstrating that such double strand breaks, and the responses they elicit, may have broad cellular(More)
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