News tagged with dna repair mechanisms

Unspooling DNA from nucleosomal disks

The tight wrapping of genomic DNA around nucleosomes in the cell nucleus makes it unavailable for gene expression. A team of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich now describes a mechanism that allows chromosomal ...

dateMay 23, 2013 in Biochemistry
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DNA and its complexes

Throughout life, DNA repair mechanisms go to work during exposure (UV radiation, etc.) in order to protect the human genetic code. This role is assured by the NER complex.

dateApr 13, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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How cells handle broken chromosomes

(PhysOrg.com) -- After being recognized and initially processed by the cellular machinery, the broken chromosome is extensively scanned for homology and the break itself is later tethered to the nuclear envelope. Thus the ...

dateFeb 13, 2009 in
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