Prof. Jigang Chen

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Nucleotide excision repair (NER) is a highly conserved DNA repair mechanism. NER systems recognize the damaged DNA strand, cleave it on both sides of the lesion, remove and newly synthesize the fragment. UvrB is a central component of the bacterial NER system participating in damage recognition, strand excision and repair synthesis. We have solved the(More)
We describe the isolation and identification of a gene encoding 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD (EC 1.13.11.27)) from the red-brown pigment-producing bacterium Alteromonas stellipolaris LMG 21856. HPPD directs the synthesis of 2,5-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (homogentisic acid (HGA)). The sequence of the deduced peptide showed homology to HPPDs(More)
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