Nicolas Thoma

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Mutations in the BRCA2 (breast cancer susceptibility gene 2) tumor suppressor lead to chromosomal instability due to defects in the repair of double-strand DNA breaks (DSBs) by homologous recombination, but BRCA2's role in this process has been unclear. Here, we present the 3.1 angstrom crystal structure of a approximately 90-kilodalton BRCA2 domain bound(More)
The single-stranded DNA-binding protein replication protein A (RPA) interacts with several human RecQ DNA helicases that have important roles in maintaining genomic stability; however, the mechanism for RPA stimulation of DNA unwinding is not well understood. To map regions of Werner syndrome helicase (WRN) that interact with RPA, yeast two-hybrid studies,(More)
The WD40-repeat protein DDB2 is essential for efficient recognition and subsequent removal of ultraviolet (UV)-induced DNA lesions by nucleotide excision repair (NER). However, how DDB2 promotes NER in chromatin is poorly understood. Here, we identify poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP1) as a novel DDB2-associated factor. We demonstrate that DDB2(More)
UNLABELLED AIM of the study was to analyse the influence of a concomitant vitamin D deficiency on the results of (99m)Tc-MIBI studies in patients (pts) with primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT). PATIENTS, METHODS Between January 1998 and May 2004, 71 pts with pHPT had undergone operation after a (99m)Tc-MIBI study of whom 54 pts (76%) had normal values of(More)
Introduction Little information is available on prevalence of extendedspectrum-betalactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) with and without additional resistance to fluoroquinolones. In Germany, Enterobacteriaceae are classified according to their susceptibility to four classes of antimicrobial substances. Only organisms resistant to(More)
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