deoxyribodipyrimidine photolyase

An enzyme in yeast that is activated by light, whereupon it can reverse a previous photochemical reaction by cleaving the cyclobutane ring of the thymine dimer. SYN: dipyrimidine photolyase, photoreactivating enzyme.

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  • Deoxyribodipyrimidine photo-lyase — Identifiers EC number 4.1.99.3 CAS number 37290 70 3 …   Wikipedia

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