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XPB2  -  DNA repair helicase XPB2

Arabidopsis thaliana

Synonyms: ARABIDOPSIS HOMOLOG OF XERODERMA PIGMENTOSUM COMPLEMENTATION GROUP B 2, ATXPB2, MYC6.7, MYC6_7, homolog of Xeroderma pigmentosum complementation group B 2
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High impact information on XPB2

  • Considering the high similarity between AtXPB1 and AtXPB2 and that both of predicted proteins may act in DNA repair, it is possible that this duplication may confer more flexibility and resistance to DNA damaging agents in thale cress [1].


  1. Functional XPB/RAD25 redundancy in Arabidopsis genome: characterization of AtXPB2 and expression analysis. Morgante, P.G., Berra, C.M., Nakabashi, M., Costa, R.M., Menck, C.F., Van Sluys, M.A. Gene (2005) [Pubmed]
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