Molecular Recognition Strategies I: One Enzyme-One Substrate Motifs

  • Hanspeter Naegeli
Part of the Molecular Biology Intelligence Unit book series (MBIU)


To store the genetic information and serve as the genetic link between generations, the nucleotide sequence of DNA must be faithfully maintained despite the numerous physical or chemical insults discussed in the previous chapter. To that end, all organisms from bacteria to mammals are endowed with DNA repair mechanisms, and even some viral genomes carry their own DNA repair enzymes.


Excision Repair Nucleotide Excision Repair Pyrimidine Dimer Cyclobutane Pyrimidine Dimer Active Site Pocket 


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  • Hanspeter Naegeli
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  1. 1.Institute of Pharmacology and ToxicologyUniversity of Zürich-TierspitalZürichSwitzerland

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