Journal of Down Syndrome & Chromosome Abnormalities

Journal of Down Syndrome & Chromosome Abnormalities
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ISSN: 2472-1115

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Shikha Laloraya

Shikha Laloraya
FE13-New Biological Sciences Building, Indian Institute of Science,
C. V. Raman Avenue, Bangalore 560012

  • Review Article
    Emerging Roles for Human MMS21, NSMCE2, in Development and Disease
    Author(s): Shikha LalorayaShikha Laloraya

    The maintenance of chromosome stability during cell division is crucial for inheritance of complete genetic information by progeny cells. Errors in mechanisms safeguarding genomic stability during cell division can result in chromosome aberrations during gametogenesis and development that may manifest as disease phenotypes. Structural maintenance of chromosomes (SMC) protein complexes play important roles in chromosome organization and function and impact a wide variety of chromosomal transactions. The conserved Smc5/6 complex is essential for viability, repair of DNA double strand breaks and recovery of collapsed replication forks and is crucial for chromosome stability. This mini review is focussed on hMMS21/NSMCE2, the human homolog of MMS21/NSE2 that is a non-smc subunit of the Smc5/6 complex having SUMO E3 ligase activity, and aims to provide insights into the role of hMMS21/NSMC.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2472-1115.1000116

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