Reactome: A Curated Pathway Database

Elongation by POLH (R-HSA-110319)

Species Homo sapiens


After incorporating two dAMPs opposite the thymine-thymine cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (TT-CPD), DNA polymerase eta (POLH) can continue translesion DNA synthesis (TLS). POLH preferentially incorporates dAMPs and dGMPs, and may introduce one error per every 18-380 nucleotides (dNMPs) added. POLH stalls after incorporation of a mispaired dNMP, which limits POLH- mediated mutagenesis, in addition to the subsequent polymerase switch (Matsuda et al. 2000, Masutani et al. 2000).

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Compartment nucleoplasm
Literature References
pubMedId Title Journal Year
10801132 Low fidelity DNA synthesis by human DNA polymerase-eta Nature 2000
10856253 Mechanisms of accurate translesion synthesis by human DNA polymerase eta. EMBO J 2000