PMID: 6621056Jun 21, 1983Paper

A mechanism for the control of patch size in mammalian cell DNA excision repair

Journal of Theoretical Biology
I E CollierJ D Regan

Abstract

The hypothesis is suggested that size of the region excised in repair of UV-induced damage in mammalian cell is determined by the occurrence at random of a recognition sequence which terminates this excision process. The statistics of first occurrence times for a specific nucleotide sequence in a random chain are derived and shown to lead to an approximately random distribution of sizes around the average. The heterogeneity in sizes arising from a model are shown not to conflict with existing measurements. A sequence of length three or four is sufficient to account for the measured average size.

References

Jun 14, 1972·Journal of Molecular Biology·P K Cooper, P C Hanawalt
Apr 1, 1971·Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America·J D ReganR D Ley
Jul 1, 1981·Biophysical Journal·F E Ahmed, R B Setlow

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