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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 111, No. 5, 2016, pp. 349-354
Bioline Code: oc16050
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 111, No. 5, 2016, pp. 349-354

 en Functional complementation of Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis AP endonuclease gene (lamap) in Escherichia coli check for this species in other resources mutant strains challenged with DNA damage agents
Verissimo-Villela, Erika; Kitahara-Oliveira, Milene Yoko; Reis, Ana Beatriz de Bragança dos; Albano, Rodolpho Mattos; Da-Cruz, Alda Maria & Bello, Alexandre Ribeiro


During its life cycle Leishmania spp. face several stress conditions that can cause DNA damages. Base Excision Repair plays an important role in DNA maintenance and it is one of the most conserved mechanisms in all living organisms. DNA repair in trypanosomatids has been reported only for Old World Leishmania species. Here the AP endonuclease from Leishmania (L.) amazonensis was cloned, expressed in Escherichia coli check for this species in other resources mutants defective on the DNA repair machinery, that were submitted to different stress conditions, showing ability to survive in comparison to the triple null mutant parental strain BW535. Phylogenetic and multiple sequence analyses also confirmed that LAMAP belongs to the AP endonuclease class of proteins.

AP endonuclease; Leishmania amazonensis; lamap; Base Excision Repair; DNA repair

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