DNA repair: enzymatic mechanisms and relevance to drug response.


A number of chemotherapeutic agents, such as platinum drugs, nitrogen mustards, and chloroethylnitrosoureas, act by forming bifunctional DNA adducts. It is likely that abortive attempts to replicate and/or repair the damaged DNA cause chromosome aberrations and breakage, leading to cell death. Any substantial increase in cellular capacity to repair damaged… (More)


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