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Insertion of correct bases opposite the lesion by POLH

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Homo sapiens
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DNA polymerase eta (POLH) correctly incorporates two adenine deoxyribonucleotides (dAMPs) opposite a TT-CPD (thymine-thymine cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer) lesion. POLH can bypass other types of lesions, such as AP sites and cisplatin-induced intrastrand cross-linked gunanines, preferentially incorporating dAMPs and dGMPs opposite the lesion. While POLH is accurate in translesion synthesis (TLS) across thymine dimers, POLH has a low fidelity in TLS across other DNA damage types and when copying undamaged DNA. One of the protective mechanisms against POLH-induced mutagenesis may be that POLH cannot continue chain elongation after an incorrect nucleotide is incorporated (Matsuda et al. 2000, Masutani et al. 2000).

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DNA-directed DNA polymerase activity of POLH:MonoUb:K164-PCNA:RPA:RFC:TT-CPD-DNA Template [nucleoplasm] POLH:MonoUb:K164-PCNA:RPA:RFC:TT-CPD-DNA Template [nucleoplasm] DNA-directed DNA polymerase activity (0003887)
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