deoxyribodipyrimidine photolyase

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de·ox·y·ri·bo·di·py·rim·i·dine pho·to·ly·ase

(dē-oks'ē-rī'bō-dī-pī-rim'i-dēn fō'tō-lī'ās),
An enzyme in yeast that is activated by light, whereupon it can reverse a previous photochemical reaction by cleaving the cyclobutane ring of the thymine dimer.
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In 1976, working at the University of Texas, Sancar succeeded in cloning the photolyase gene that repairs UV-damaged DNA, and was able to get bacteria to over-produce the enzyme.
The enrichment analysis of the 183 noon contigs with UniProt accessions (out of the total 239 contigs) found four significant gene oncology (GO) terms: carbonate dehydratase activity, DNA photolyase activity, hydro-lyase activity, and photoreceptor activity (Benjamini corrected P < 0.
An earlier clinical study on Photolyase, a key component of Celfix DNA[TM] Youth Recovery[TM] Facial Serum by renowned Italian dermatologist, Dr.
It is important to note that photolyase is not present in many species including humans, whereas methylguanine DNA methyltransferase has nearly universal distribution in nature (Sancar et al.
The whole cryptochromes family has an N-terminal photolyase homolyase region (PHR) domain.
In the new study, lead researcher Dongping Zhong and his colleagues used ultra-fast pulses of laser light to spy on a photolyase while it was healing a strand of DNA.
Light and dark in chromatin repair: repair of UV -- induced DNA lesions by photolyase and nucleotide excision repair.
Increases in recombination were accompanied by strong induction of photolyase and Rad51 gene expression.
The bacterium Escherichia coli harbors an enzyme called DNA photolyase, which reverses the photoreaction between two thymines.
Light and dark in chromatin repair: repair of UV-induced DNA lesions by photolyase and nucleotide excision repair.
Photolyase is a structure specific DNA binding protein whose specificity is determined by the backbone structure of DNA at the binding site.