MLH1 mediates PARP-dependent cell death in response to the methylating agent N-methyl-N-nitrosourea

Background:Methylating agents such as N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) can cause cell cycle arrest and death either via caspase-dependent apoptosis or via a poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP)-dependent form of apoptosis. We wished to investigate the possible role of MLH1 in signalling cell death through PARP.Methods:Fibroblasts are particularly dependent on a… CONTINUE READING