BRCA1, PARP, and 53BP1: conditional synthetic lethality and synthetic viability.

  title={BRCA1, PARP, and 53BP1: conditional synthetic lethality and synthetic viability.},
  author={Amal Edris Aly and Shridar Ganesan},
  journal={Journal of molecular cell biology},
  volume={3 1},
BRCA1 plays a critical role in the regulation of homologous recombination (HR)-mediated DNA double-strand break repair. BRCA1-deficient cancers have evolved to tolerate loss of BRCA1 function. This renders them vulnerable to agents, such as PARP inhibitors, that are conditionally 'synthetic lethal' with their underlying repair defect. Recent studies demonstrate that BRCA1-deficient cells may acquire resistance to these agents by partially correcting their defect in HR-mediated repair, either… CONTINUE READING
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