The naturally occurring mutants of DDB are impaired in stimulating nuclear import of the p125 subunit and E2F1-activated transcription.

The human UV-damaged-DNA binding protein DDB has been linked to the repair deficiency disease xeroderma pigmentosum group E (XP-E), because a subset of XP-E patients lack the damaged-DNA binding function of DDB. Moreover, the microinjection of purified DDB complements the repair deficiency in XP-E cells lacking DDB. Two naturally occurring XP-E mutations of… CONTINUE READING