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Descriptor English: DNA Cleavage
Descriptor Spanish: División del ADN
Descriptor Portuguese: Clivagem do DNA
Descriptor French: Clivage de l'ADN
Tree number(s): G02.111.210
G05.193
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D053837
Scope note: A reaction that severs one of the covalent sugar-phosphate linkages between NUCLEOTIDES that compose the sugar phosphate backbone of DNA. It is catalyzed enzymatically, chemically or by radiation. Cleavage may be exonucleolytic - removing the end nucleotide, or endonucleolytic - splitting the strand in two.
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
RE radiation effects
Public MeSH Note: 2007
History Note: 2007
DeCS ID: 52473
Unique ID: D053837
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Date Established: 2007/01/01
Date of Entry: 2006/07/05
Revision Date: 2016/06/17
DNA Cleavage - Preferred
Concept UI M0496791
Scope note A reaction that severs one of the covalent sugar-phosphate linkages between NUCLEOTIDES that compose the sugar phosphate backbone of DNA. It is catalyzed enzymatically, chemically or by radiation. Cleavage may be exonucleolytic - removing the end nucleotide, or endonucleolytic - splitting the strand in two.
Preferred term DNA Cleavage



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