DNA-(apurinic or apyrimidinic site) lyase
Short name= APEN
Apurinic-apyrimidinic endonuclease 1
Short name= AP endonuclease 1
The shelf life is related to many factors, storage state, buffer ingredients, storage temperature and the stability of the protein itself. Generally, the shelf life of liquid form is 6 months at -20°C/-80°C. The shelf life of lyophilized form is 12 months at -20°C/-80°C.
Repeated freezing and thawing is not recommended. Store working aliquots at 4°C for up to one week.
Function as a apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) endodeoxyribonuclease in the DNA base excision repair (BER) pathway of DNA lesions induced by oxidative and alkylating agents. Initiates repair of AP sites in DNA by catalyzing hydrolytic incision of the phosphodiester backbone immediately adjacent to the damage, generating a single-strand break with 5'-deoxyribose phosphate and 3'-hydroxyl ends. May also play a role in the epigenetic regulation of gene expression by participating in DNA demethylation. Required for passage through the midblastula transition MBT. May also act as an endoribonuclease involved in the control of single-stranded RNA metabolism. Has no redox activity. Binds DNA and RNA.