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Replication protein A4, 30kDa
This gene encodes a single-stranded DNA-binding protein that is the 30-kDa subunit of the replication protein A complex. Replication protein A is an essential factor for DNA double-strand break repair and cell cycle checkpoint activation. The encoded protein localizes to DNA repair foci and may be involved in the cellular DNA damage response. This protein may also play a role in inhibiting viral replication.[provided by RefSeq, Apr 2010] (from
Wold et al., Chapel Hill, United States. In J Biol Chem, 2010
Findings provide the first direct evidence for the function of alternative form of RPA in human DNA metabolism and support a model for aRPA functioning in chromosome maintenance functions in nonproliferating cells.
Nasheuer et al., Galway, Ireland. In Subcell Biochem, 2009
Recently a human homologue to the RPA2 subunit, called RPA4, was discovered and RPA4 can substitute for RPA2 in the RPA complex resulting in an "alternative" RPA (aRPA), which can bind to ssDNA with similar affinity as canonical RPA.
Muniain et al., Jaén, Spain. In Ann N Y Acad Sci, 2006
SFG rickettsia has been detected in 85.15% of ticks studied (26.7% of positives have been to R. slovaca, the causative agent of TIBOLA-DEBONEL, and 73.3% to SFG rickettsia closely related to strains RpA4-JL-02-DnS14-DnS28).