Adaptive response: Induced synthesis of DNA repair enzymes by alkylating agents

Mutsuo Sekiguchi, Yusaku nakabeppu

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Abstract

Certain enzymes that repair alkylation lesions in DNA are formed when Escherichia coli cells are exposed to low doses of alkylating agents. This process, termed the adaptive response, is controlled by the ada gene, whose product is a repair enzyme as well as a transcriptional regulator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Genetics
Volume3
Issue numberC
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics

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