Raising the alarm when DNA goes bad - Press Release - EMBL scientists identify a rapid response team that monitors and quickly responds to DNA damage - EMBL | meiosis | Scoop.it
Scientists have known for a long time that when DNA is
damaged, a key enzyme sets off a cellular ‘alarm bell’ to alert the
cell to start the repair process. In a study
published today in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology,
researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory
(EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, have identified a whole family
of proteins capable of a direct response to the alarm signal.