Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 5 October 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 40, p. nf79
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.40.nf79]

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Cut the Fat

Enzyme restores lipid-damaged DNA

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/40/nf79

Abstract: Fat not only spoils our figures and jams our arteries, but it can also stick to and mar DNA. A new study reports that bacteria tackle this problem by deploying an enzyme that snips off the fatty bits. The work hints that similar enzymes help fend off cancer by tidying our DNA.

Citation: M. Leslie, Cut the Fat. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (40), nf79 (2005).

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