Margarita Sandigursky

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Uracil-DNA glycosylase (UDG) is a ubiquitous enzyme found in eukaryotes and prokaryotes [1][2][3]. This enzyme removes uracil bases that are present in DNA as a result of either deamination of cytosine or misincorporation of dUMP instead of dTMP [4] [5], and it is the primary activity in the DNA base excision repair pathway. Although UDG activities have(More)
DNA deoxyribophosphodiesterase (dRpase) of E. coli catalyzes the release of deoxyribose-phosphate moieties following the cleavage of DNA at an apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) site by either an AP endonuclease or AP lyase. Exonuclease I is a single-strand specific DNA nuclease which affects the expression of recombination and repair pathways in E. coli. We show(More)
The DNA base excision repair pathway is responsible for removal of oxidative and endogenous DNA base damage in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. This pathway involves formation of an apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) site in the DNA, which is further processed to restore the integrity of the DNA. In Escherichia coli it has been suggested that the major mode of(More)
The yeast OGG1 gene was recently cloned and shown to encode a protein that possesses N-glycosylase/AP lyase activities for the repair of oxidatively damaged DNA at sites of 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine (8-oxoguanine). Similar activities have been identified for Escherichia coli formamidopyrimidine-DNA glycosylase (Fpg) and Drosophila ribosomal protein S3. Both(More)
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