Drexel University and Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have discovered how the Rad52 protein is a crucial player in RNA-dependent DNA repair. The results of their study, published in Molecular Cell, reveal a surprising function of the homologous recombination protein Rad52. They also may help to identify new therapeutic targets for cancer treatment.
Radiation and chemotherapy can cause a DNA double-strand break, one of the most harmful types of DNA damage. The process of homologous recombination — which involves the exchange of genetic information between two DNA molecules — plays an important role in DNA repair, but certain gene mutations can destabilize a genome. For example, mutations in the tumor suppressor BRCA2, which is involved in DNA repair by homologous recombination, can cause the deadliest form of breast and ovarian cancer. Paper. (paywall) – Olga M. Mazina, Havva Keskin, Kritika Hanamshet, Francesca Storici, Alexander V. Mazin. Rad52 Inverse Strand Exchange Drives RNA-Templated DNA Double-Strand Break Repair. Molecular Cell, 2017; DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2017.05.019 More.
Darwinism is beyond ridiculous and the only solution now is retirements.
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