This year, we provided the first comprehensive comparison of the efficiency of MMR of leading and lagging strand replication errors. We demonstrated that exonuclease 1 preferentially repairs mismatches generated by DNA polymerase alpha. We provided strong evidence that ribonucleotides are signals for mismatch repair of leading strand replication errors. Finally, we collaborated with Winfried Edelmann on a study indicating that mouse Exo1 encodes both structural and catalytic functions that play distinct roles in several essential biological processes.

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Kunkel, Thomas A; Erie, Dorothy A (2015) Eukaryotic Mismatch Repair in Relation to DNA Replication. Annu Rev Genet 49:291-313
Liu, Songbai; Lu, Guojun; Ali, Shafat et al. (2015) Okazaki fragment maturation involves α-segment error editing by the mammalian FEN1/MutSα functional complex. EMBO J 34:1829-43
Van, Christopher; Williams, Jessica S; Kunkel, Thomas A et al. (2015) Deposition of histone H2A.Z by the SWR-C remodeling enzyme prevents genome instability. DNA Repair (Amst) 25:9-14
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Lujan, Scott A; Clark, Alan B; Kunkel, Thomas A (2015) Differences in genome-wide repeat sequence instability conferred by proofreading and mismatch repair defects. Nucleic Acids Res 43:4067-74
Liberti, Sascha E; Larrea, Andres A; Kunkel, Thomas A (2013) Exonuclease 1 preferentially repairs mismatches generated by DNA polymerase α. DNA Repair (Amst) 12:92-6
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