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Cellular DNA repair is a frontline system that is responsible for maintaining genome integrity and thus preventing premature aging and cancer by repairing DNA lesions and strand breaks caused by endogenous and exogenous mutagens. However, it is also the principal cellular system in cancer cells that counteracts the killing effect of the major cancer treatments e.g. chemotherapy and ionizing radiation. The major goal of this review is to critically exam the base excision repair pathway and mechanisms regulating base excision repair capacity as a potential targets for improving cancer therapy.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Am J Cancer Res

Publication Date

2011

Volume

1

Pages

845 - 851

Keywords

DNA repair, base excision, cancer therapy, chemotherapy, ionizing radiation