Base Excision Repair, AP Endonucleases and DNA Glycosylases
Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
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How to Cite
Sander, M. and Wilson, S. H. 2005. Base Excision Repair, AP Endonucleases and DNA Glycosylases. eLS. .
- Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
Base excision repair is an important cellular mechanism that protects the integrity of DNA by repairing damage caused by alkylating agents and reactive oxygen species. The altered DNA base, and in some cases a few nucleotides adjacent to the altered base, is removed by excision, and the DNA is repaired by DNA synthesis and ligation.
- DNA repair;
- DNA damage;