Friday, June 29, 2018

Review of DNA repair, disease, and Drosophila research

Cotterill S. Diseases Associated with Mutation of Replication and Repair Proteins. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2018;1076:215-234. PMID: 29951822.

The abstract: "Alterations in proteins that function in DNA replication and repair have been implicated in the development of human diseases including cancer, premature ageing, skeletal disorders, mental retardation, microcephaly, and neurodegeneration. Drosophila has orthologues of most human replication and repair proteins and high conservation of the relevant cellular pathways, thus providing a versatile system in which to study how these pathways are corrupted leading to the diseased state. In this chapter I will briefly review the diseases associated with defects in replication and repair proteins and discuss how past and future studies on the Drosophila orthologues of such proteins can contribute to the dissection of the mechanisms involved in disease development."

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