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Genes Cells. 1999 Feb;4(2):77-85.

The biochemistry and biological significance of nonhomologous DNA end joining: an essential repair process in multicellular eukaryotes.

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  • Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Pathology, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA. lieber_m@froggy.hsc.usc.edu

Abstract

Recent progress over the past year has provided new insights into the proteins involved in nonhomologous end joining. The assembly of Ku and DNA-dependent protein kinase at DNA ends is now understood in greater detail. Murine genetic knockouts for DNA ligase IV and XRCC4 are embryonic lethal, indicating that nonhomologous end joining is essential for viability. Interestingly, neurones, in addition to lymphocytes, are particularly vulnerable to an absence of NHEJ.

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