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AlkB has a wide variety of substrates, including monoalkyl and exocyclic bridged adducts. (Review)
ALKBH1's role in class switch recombination and abasic site cleavage during base excision repair
Primary and secondary lysine residues of ALKBH1 are involved in lyase reactions and form a covalent adduct with the 5'DNA product, demonstrating two plausible chemical mechanisms to account for the covalent attachment.
Homology modeling and different tertiary structure based study were performed on human AlkB homolog hABH1.
show that ABH1 unexpectedly has a second activity, cleaving DNA at abasic (AP) sites such as those arising spontaneously from alkylation-dependent depurination reactions.
AlkB homologues, hABH2 and hABH3, also are oxidative DNA demethylases; AlkB and hABH3, but not hABH2, also repair RNA
hABH1 is a functional mitochondrial AlkB homolog that repairs 3-methylcytosine in single-stranded DNA and RNA.
Results suggest that ALKBH1 is involved in neural development by modifying the methylation status of histone H2A.
The study reports a remarkable >1000-fold upregulation of individual piRNAs in pachytene spermatocytes isolated from Alkbh1-deficient murine testes.
Data suggest that Alkbh1 mediates gene regulation in spermatogenesis, and that Alkbh1 is essential for normal sex-ratio distribution and embryonic development.
Alkbh1 performs important functions in placental trophoblast lineage differentiation and participates in mechanisms of transcriptional regulation.
This gene encodes a homolog to the E. coli alkB gene product. The E. coli alkB protein is part of the adaptive response mechanism of DNA alkylation damage repair. It is involved in damage reversal by oxidative demethylation of 1-methyladenine and 3-methylcytosine.
alkylated DNA repair protein alkB homolog 1
, DNA lyase ABH1
, DNA oxidative demethylase ALKBH1
, alkylation repair, alkB homolog
, alpha-ketoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase ABH1