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Tuesday, 21 May, 2013

DNA damage

The dark side of respiration

Adventitious changes in cellular DNA can endanger the whole organism, as they may lead to life-threatening illnesses like cancer. Researchers at LMU now report how byproducts of respiration cause mispairing of subunits in the double helix. more...

 

Presseinformation der LMU (deutsch)
Publication "Unexpected non-Hoogsteen–based mutagenicity mechanism of FaPy-DNA lesions"