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AP endonuclease paralogues with distinct activities in DNA repair and bacterial pathogenesis.

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Oxidative stress is a principal cause of DNA damage, and mechanisms to repair this damage are among the most highly conserved of biological processes. Oxidative stress is also used by phagocytes to attack bacterial pathogens in defence of the host. We have identified and characterised two apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) endonuclease paralogues in the human pathogen Neisseria meningitidis. The presence of multiple versions of DNA repair enzymes in a single organism is usually thought to reflect red...

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10.1038/sj.emboj.7601593

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Structural Genomics Consortium
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Journal:
EMBO journal
Volume:
26
Issue:
5
Pages:
1363-1372
Publication date:
2007-03-01
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EISSN:
1460-2075
ISSN:
0261-4189
Source identifiers:
72856

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