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The DNA-polymerase-X family: controllers of DNA quality?


Ramadan, K; Shevelev, I V; Hübscher, U (2004). The DNA-polymerase-X family: controllers of DNA quality? Nature Reviews. Molecular Cell Biology, 5(12):43.

Abstract

Synthesis of the genetic material of the cell is achieved by a large number of DNA polymerases. Besides replicating the genome, they are involved in DNA-repair processes. Recent studies have indicated that certain DNA-polymerase-X-family members can synthesize unusual DNA structures, and we propose that these DNA structures might serve as 'flag wavers' for the induction of DNA-repair and/or DNA-damage-checkpoint pathways.

Abstract

Synthesis of the genetic material of the cell is achieved by a large number of DNA polymerases. Besides replicating the genome, they are involved in DNA-repair processes. Recent studies have indicated that certain DNA-polymerase-X-family members can synthesize unusual DNA structures, and we propose that these DNA structures might serve as 'flag wavers' for the induction of DNA-repair and/or DNA-damage-checkpoint pathways.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Department of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
07 Faculty of Science > Department of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Language:English
Date:1 December 2004
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:18
Last Modified:06 Dec 2017 12:59
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:1471-0072
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1038/nrm1530
PubMed ID:15573140

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