3 years ago

Dnases in health and disease

DNA degradation is critical to healthy organism development and survival. Two nuclease families that play key roles in development and in disease are the Dnase1 and Dnase2 families. While these two families were initially characterized by biochemical function, it is now clear that multiple enzymes in each family perform similar, non-redundant roles in many different tissues. Most Dnase1 and Dnase2 family members are poorly characterized, yet their elimination can lead to a wide range of diseases, including lethal anemia, parakeratosis, cataracts and systemic lupus erythematosus. Therefore, understanding these enzyme families represents a critical field of emerging research. This review explores what is currently known about Dnase1 and Dnase2 family members, highlighting important questions about the structure and function of family members, and how their absence translates to disease.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0012160617302221

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