DNA glycosylasemedical dictionary


<molecular biology> Class of enzymes involved in DNA repair. They recognise altered bases in DNA and catalyse their removal by cleaving the glycosidic bond between the base and the deoxyribose sugar. at least 20 such enzymes occur in cells.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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