Characterization of sPARP-1. An alternative product of PARP-1 gene with poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase activity independent of DNA strand breaks.


Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1) is an abundant nuclear enzyme that catalyzes the synthesis of poly(ADP-ribose) (pADPr) from its substrate NAD(+) upon binding to DNA strand breaks. Poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation has been implicated in many cellular processes including replication, transcription, and the maintenance of genomic stability. However, studies with… (More)


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