A DNA endonuclease complex which recognizes predominantly pyrimidine dimers in UVC irradiated DNA has been isolated from the chromatin of normal human and xeroderma pigmentosum, complementation group D (XPD) lymphoblastoid cells. The activity of the normal complex on UVC irradiated DNA was increased approximately 2.5 and 1.5 fold over activity on damaged naked DNA, when core (histones H2A, H2B, H3, H4) and total (core + histone H1) nucleosomal DNA, respectively, was used. In contrast, the XPD complex showed no increase in activity on UVC irradiated total and only a 1.4 fold increase on UVC irradiated core nucleosomal DNA, indicating that the XPD complex is defective in its ability to incise UVC irradiated nucleosomal DNA. The normal complex was able to correct this defect in the XPD complex at the nucleosomal level.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Dec 15 1992|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology