Proteins inside bacteria cells engage in "search-and-rescue"-type behavior to ferret out mismatched DNA and fix it to thwart dangerous mutations that can be associated with certain cancers, a University of Michigan study ...
Nov 09, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
Mutations in people with cancerous Lynch syndrome prevent a DNA mismatch repair protein from doing its job properly
When the cells DNA proofreading system encounters a mismatch in the genome, a number of repair proteins are thrown into action, ripping up the mistake and filling in the correct nucleotides. One of these proteins, an ...
Mar 23, 2012 in Biochemistry