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Two different DNA repair enzymes are induced in E. coli by methylating agents: a methyltransferase acting on 0(6)-methylguanine residues, and a DNA glycosylate for N-methylated purines. The properties of the homogeneous methyltransferase are described.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Biochimie

Publication Date

08/1982

Volume

64

Pages

581 - 583

Keywords

Alkylating Agents, DNA Glycosylases, DNA Repair, Escherichia coli, Methylation, Methyltransferases, Molecular Weight, N-Glycosyl Hydrolases, O(6)-Methylguanine-DNA Methyltransferase