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Multifaceted regulation of V(D)J recombination

Abstract V(D)J recombination is responsible for generating an enormous repertoire of immunoglobulins and T cell receptors, therefore it is a centerpiece to the formation of the adaptive immune system. The V(D)J recombination process proceeds through two steps, site-specific cleavage at RSS (Recombination Signal Sequence) site mediated by the RAG recombinase (RAG1/2) and the subsequent imprecise resolution of the DNA ends, which is carried out by the ubiquitous non-homologous end joining pathway (NHEJ). The V(D)J recombination reaction is obliged to be tightly controlled under all circumstances, as it involves generations of DNA double strand breaks, which are considered the most dangerous lesion to a cell. Multifaceted regulatory mechanisms have bee... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Wang, Guannan (Author) / Chang, Yung (Advisor) / Levitus, Marcia (Committee member) / Misra, Rajeev (Committee member) / Anderson, Karen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biochemistry / Molecular biology / Molecular physics / coding end retention / interaction / RAG / RSS / signal end retention / stability
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 221 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular Biology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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