Mehraj-ud-Din Dar

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Deamination of 5-methylcytosine in DNA results in T/G mismatches. If unrepaired, these mismatches can lead to C-to-T transition mutations. The very short patch (VSP) repair process in Escherichia coli counteracts the mutagenic process by repairing the mismatches in favor of the G-containing strand. Previously we have shown that a plasmid containing an(More)
The DNA cytosine methylase gene of Escherichia coli, dcm, overlaps an open reading frame (ORF) that continues in +1 register past the end of dcm. This ORF codes for a gene, vsr, that is required for a T:G to C:G base mismatch correction process. In this study, mutants that affect the level of expression of the two genes were constructed and characterized.(More)
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