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2000) demonstrating early and late forms of cell death. The ST4 lymphoid cells die rapidly by apoptosis before mitosis. L5178Y-S cells also die by apoptosis following irradiation, but only after attempting to complete mitosis. In this case the initial DNA damage response is not sufficient to induce cell death and the cells die because of problems that occur during mitosis. is the induction of apoptosis that is initiated as part of the DDR. The DDR is activated within minutes of irradiation, and this leads to p53 activation and to the upregulation of pro-apoptotic proteins.
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One of the replicative polymerases is the likely candidate, however, since HR is mostly an error-free process, like replication, although some of the less accurate translesion synthesis polymerases have also been implicated in this process. The bubble structure then needs to be resolved by cutting the DNA at the crossover points, carried out by enzymes called resolvases. In bacteria and yeast, the identity of resolvases is known, but not in mammalian cells despite intense research. It is known that BLM exists in a complex with TopIIIa (a topoisomerase capable of untangling DNA) and a helper protein called BLAP75.