DNA Repair by Reversal of Damage
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Memisoglu, A. and Samson, L. D. 2001. DNA Repair by Reversal of Damage. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Some DNA repair mechanisms involve the simple reversal of DNA damage. These processes require a single protein that is able first to recognize DNA damage, and then to catalyse the reversal of damage to the DNA, thus restoring the DNA to its original state.
- DNA damage;
- DNA repair;
- O6-methylguanine DNA repair methyltransferase;