Justin L Sparks et al.
Molecular cell, 47(6), 980-986 (2012-08-07)
Ribonucleotides are incorporated into DNA by the replicative DNA polymerases at frequencies of about 2 per kb, which makes them by far the most abundant form of potential DNA damage in the cell. Their removal is essential for restoring a...
Adam B Robertson et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 287(39), 32953-32966 (2012-08-01)
The Escherichia coli very short patch (VSP) repair pathway corrects thymidine-guanine mismatches that result from spontaneous hydrolytic deamination damage of 5-methyl cytosine. The VSP repair pathway requires the Vsr endonuclease, DNA polymerase I, a DNA ligase, MutS, and MutL to...
Athena Kantartzis et al.
Cell reports, 2(2), 216-222 (2012-09-04)
Trinucleotide repeat (TNR) expansions are the underlying cause of more than 40 neurodegenerative and neuromuscular diseases, including myotonic dystrophy and Huntington's disease. Although genetic evidence points to errors in DNA replication and/or repair as the cause of these diseases, clear...
Sambrook, J., et al.
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P Upcroft et al.
Gene, 51(1), 69-75 (1987-01-01)
We describe a system to generate cDNA or genomic libraries from DNA segments that have blunt termini. Background and rearrangement levels are low, but efficiencies are high and the procedural times very short. T4 ligase in the presence of polyethylene...