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DNA repair

An APE that proofreads

An enzyme involved in one aspect of DNA repair is now shown to have another function that improves the accuracy of repair. The new findings should help to improve therapies for HIV.

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Figure 1: Base excision repair in human cells.

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Jiricny, J. An APE that proofreads. Nature 415, 593–594 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/415593a

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