Human diseases associated with defective DNA excision repair.

@article{Wood1991HumanDA,
  title={Human diseases associated with defective DNA excision repair.},
  author={Richard D Wood},
  journal={Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London},
  year={1991},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={
          300-3
        }
}
  • Richard D Wood
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    Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of…
    1991
DNA excision repair is the process used by cells to remove damage from DNA such as that caused by ultraviolet light and many chemicals. Dysfunction of excision repair in humans can lead to heritable diseases in which individuals are sensitive to mutagens, and have an increased risk of skin cancer. The best studied syndrome of this type is xeroderma pigmentosum. Recent research has revealed the genes which encode several different components of DNA excision repair. Work has begun on the protein… CONTINUE READING

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