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Two NER sub-pathways exist: global genome NER (GG-NER) which repairs damage that occurs throughout the entire genome, while transcription-coupled repair (TC-NER) preferentially repairs damage in transcriptionally active genes (reviewed in Naegeli 1995). Both pathways converge into a common pathway involving over 20 different genes. Hereditary defects in NER cause UV sensitivity and skin cancer development (Andressoo et al. 2005). There are three separate though inter-related autosomal recessive disorders including Xeroderma pigmentosum, Cockayne Syndrome and Trichothiodystrophy (TTD).

This ATM/Chk2-dependent checkpoint ensures that chromosome catenation, normally resulting from DNA replication, is resolved before the cell progresses into mitosis. The difference in checkpoint functional response was not 3 Cell Cycle Checkpoint and DNA Damage Response Defects as Anticancer Targets 39 attributable to Topoisomerase II levels. Intriguingly, despite the absence of cycle arrest, the checkpoint defective cell-lines were able to activate the checkpoint signalling following treatment with the topoisomerase II inhibitor ICRF-193, indicating participation of other players, possibly involved in checkpoint recovery, in this phenomenon (Brooks et al.

Many other DNA repair-based synthetic lethal interactions have been found, such BRCA1 and Tankyrase 1, MMR proteins MSH2 or MLH1 with DNA polymerases POLB and POLG, ATM and p53, and ATR and p53 (Jiang et al. 2009; Martin et al. 2010; McCabe et al. 2009; (Nghiem et al. 2001). These and other examples point to the rich opportunities that lay ahead in the search for more effective, targeted cancer therapies. 6 Concluding Remarks The exploration of DNA repair pathways to develop new synthetic lethal/sensitivity approaches has great potential for identifying novel targeted cancer therapies.

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