• AID expression in B-cell lymphomas causes accumulation of genomic uracil and a distinct AID mutational signature 

      Pettersen, Henrik Sahlin; Galashevskaya, Anastasia; Doseth, Berit; Sousa, Mirta; Sarno, Antonio; Visnes, Torkild; Aas, Per Arne; Liabakk, Nina-Beate; Slupphaug, Geir; Sætrom, Pål; Kavli, Bodil Merete; Krokan, Hans Einar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      tThe most common mutations in cancer are C to T transitions, but their origin has remained elusive.Recently, mutational signatures of APOBEC-family cytosine deaminases were identified in many com-mon cancers, suggesting ...
    • Backbone 1H, 13C and 15N chemical shift assignment of full-length human uracil DNA glycosylase UNG2 

      Buchinger, Edith; Wiik, Siv Åshild; Kusnierczyk, Anna; Rabe, Renana; Aas, Per Arne; Kavli, Bodil Merete; Slupphaug, Geir; Aachmann, Finn Lillelund (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Human uracil N-glycosylase isoform 2—UNG2 consists of an N-terminal intrinsically disordered regulatory domain (UNG2 residues 1–92, 9.3 kDa) and a C-terminal structured catalytic domain (UNG2 residues 93–313, 25.1 kDa). ...
    • Robust DNA repair in PAXX-deficient mammalian cells 

      Dewan, Alisa Elinsdatter; Xing, Mengtan; Lundbæk, Marie Benner; Gago-Fuentes, Raquel; Beck, Carole; Aas, Per Arne; Liabakk, Nina-Beate; Sæterstad, Siri; Khac Thanh Phong, Chau; Kavli, Bodil Merete; Oksenych, Valentyn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      To ensure genome stability, mammalian cells employ several DNA repair pathways. Nonhomologous DNA end joining (NHEJ) is the DNA repair process that fixes double-strand breaks throughout the cell cycle. NHEJ is involved in ...
    • UNG-initiated base excision repair is the major repair route for 5-fluorouracil in DNA, but 5-fluorouracil cytotoxicity depends mainly on RNA incorporation 

      Pettersen, Henrik Sahlin; Visnes, Torkild; Vågbø, Cathrine Broberg; Svaasand, Eva K; Doseth, Berit; Slupphaug, Geir; Kavli, Bodil Merete; Krokan, Hans Einar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      Cytotoxicity of 5-fluorouracil (FU) and 5-fluoro-2′-deoxyuridine (FdUrd) due to DNA fragmentation during DNA repair has been proposed as an alternative to effects from thymidylate synthase (TS) inhibition or RNA incorporation. ...
    • Uracil-DNA glycosylase UNG1 isoform variant supports class switch recombination and repairs nuclear genomic uracil 

      Sarno, Antonio; Lundbæk, Marie Benner; Liabakk, Nina-Beate; Aas, Per Arne; Mjelle, Robin; Hagen, Lars; Sousa, Mirta; Krokan, Hans Einar; Kavli, Bodil Merete (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      UNG is the major uracil-DNA glycosylase in mammalian cells and is involved in both error-free base excision repair of genomic uracil and mutagenic uracil-processing at the antibody genes. However, the regulation of UNG in ...