DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7459-7_13
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Abstract: Topoisomerase poisons act by inducing abortive topoisomerase reactions, which generate stable protein-DNA breaks (PDBs) that interfere with transcription elongation and progression of replication forks. In vertebrates, Tyrosyl-DNA phosphodiesterase 1 (TDP1) plays a major role in removal of topoisomerase 1-associated PDBs in the nucleus and mitochondria by hydrolyzing the 3'-phosphotyrosine bond. Depletion of TDP1 sensitizes tumor cells with defective DNA repair capacity to the genotoxic effect of TOP1 poisons,…

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