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  • Of, pertaining to, or affected with abasia.

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  • adjective genetics, biochemistry Missing a nucleotide base
  • adjective medicine Of, pertaining to or caused by abasia

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  • adjective of or relating to abasia (inability to walk)


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a- +‎ basic

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abasia (not step condition) +‎ -ic (-having the nature of)


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  • A key feature of biological sources of strand breaks is associated nucleotide damage, including base loss (abasic or apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) sites) 2.

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  • In this study, we present X-ray structures of a DNA polymerase caught while incorporating a nucleotide opposite an abasic site.

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  • Although these lesions are devoid of the genetic information, adenine is most efficiently inserted when abasic sites are bypassed by DNA polymerases, a phenomenon termed A-rule.

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  • The tyrosine is located in motif B and highly conserved throughout evolution from bacteria to humans indicating a general amino acid templating mechanism for bypass of non-instructive lesions by DNA polymerases at least from this sequence family. abasic sites,

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  • It fills the vacant space of the absent template nucleobase and thereby mimics a pyrimidine nucleobase directing for preferential purine incorporation opposite abasic residues because of enhanced geometric fit to the active site.

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  • The effects of aging and CR on the presence of abasic sites and single-strand breaks of the sugar-phosphate backbone in mtDNA have been analyzed by applying Ligation Mediated-PCR to a H strand region of brain mtDNA from young and old ad libitum-fed and old CR-treated rats.


  • An abasic site residue at position n, i.e. opposite the 3'-end of the primer, prevents binding of INDOPY-1, while an abasic site at the adjacent position n+1 has no effect.

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  • 7, Ku nicks DNA 3′ of an abasic site by a mechanism involving a Schiff-base covalent intermediate with the abasic site.

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