Mismatch Repair Genes
Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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How to Cite
Peltomäki, P. and Nyström-Lahti, M. 2006. Mismatch Repair Genes. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
The mismatch repair (MMR) system is necessary for the maintenance of genomic stability. The primary role of MMR is to correct errors such as base/base mismatches and small insertions/deletions that arise during DNA synthesis and recombination.
- DNA mismatch repair;
- hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer;
- microsatellite instability;