Pages tagged with DNA repair

DNA polymerase eta (DNA polĪ·)

DNA polymerase eta (pol eta) is one of few DNA polymerases that can bypass damage in the DNA during replication. This decreases the risk of greater...

DNA repair

Is preformed through a number of mechanisms that maintain the DNA intact and removes damage caused by exogenic or endogenic processes.

DNA replication fork

The DNA replication fork is a complex of proteins that slide along the DNA upon replication and preforms the actual replication, i.e, analyses each...

Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP)

In 1968 J.E. Cleaver et al discovered that Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) was caused by a defect in a DNA repair mechanism repairing UV-damage. XP is a...