News tagged with repair enzymes

Untying DNA knots

Structural biologists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research have resolved the 3D structure of a protein machine that plays an important part in the maintenance of genomic stability. ...

Feb 21, 2014
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New calculations solve an old problem with DNA

The normal (B-form) DNA will switch to left-handed DNA when it is physically twisted, or when a lot of salt is added to the solution. Researchers at the University of Luxembourg were able to accurately calculate for the ...

Dec 21, 2012
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A question of gene silencing

When investigating cancer cells, researchers discovered numerous peculiarities: Particular RNA molecules are present in large numbers, particular genes are overactive. Do these characteristics have a relation to cancer? Do ...

Aug 24, 2011
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Research Highlights Protein's Role in Cell Health

(PhysOrg.com) -- Simple, but necessary human actions like breathing oxygen can damage our cells' DNA. If left unrepaired, this damage can cause multiple mutations and the type of unregulated cell division common in cancerous ...

Jun 09, 2010
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Stopgap DNA repair needs a second step

One can have a dream, two can make that dream so real, goes a popular song. Now a Weizmann Institute study has revealed that it takes two to perform an essential form of DNA repair.

May 04, 2009
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