Researchers at Erasmus MC have discovered a new player in DNA damage repair. The protein HLTF plays a previously unknown role. ‘In retrospect, it makes sense that this step was missing.’
Topic: DNA repair
Fundamental research into aging and aging diseases has taught scientists a lot about how aging works and how this process can be manipulated.
Scientists at Erasmus MC have discovered a new key player in a DNA repair process. Three players were already known. This fourth one appears to be the missing link, playing a special role in countering aging caused by DNA damage.
When a body cell starts to divide, its DNA must be copied letter by letter. A delicate process, because the correct genetic code is the basis for the new cell to function properly. Researchers at the Erasmus MC Cancer Institute discovered a new mechanism that acts as a kind of director in the DNA copying […]