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Mutation of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae RAD52 epistasis group gene, MRE11, blocks meiotic recombination, confers profound sensitivity to double-strand break damage, and has a hyperrecombinational phenotype in mitotic cells. We isolated a highly conserved human MRE11 homologue using a two-hybrid screen for DNA ligase I-interacting proteins. Human MRE11(More)
Bloom syndrome and a clinically related syndrome represented by the cell line 46BR have been associated with reduction in DNA ligase I activity. In these syndromes, DNA ligase I deficiency severely impairs the development and function of the immune system. We undertook analysis of DNA ligase I-deficient cells to determine whether the observed immune(More)
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