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Res Microbiol. 2003 Oct;154(8):531-8.

DNA repair by bacterial AlkB proteins.

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Centre for Molecular Biology and Neuroscience and Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Oslo, Rikshospitalet, 0027 Oslo, Norway. pal.falnes@labmed.uio.no

Abstract

The Escherichia coli AlkB protein is an iron- and 2-oxoglutarate-dependent oxygenase, repairing 1-methyladenine and 3-methylcytosine lesions in DNA. AlkB homologues are present in a number of bacterial species, and some bacteria have two different AlkB proteins. AlkB also repairs lesions in RNA, and the biological significance of RNA repair is discussed.

PMID:
14527653
DOI:
10.1016/S0923-2508(03)00150-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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