NEIL1 belongs to a class of DNA glycosylases homologous to the bacterial Fpg/Nei family. These glycosylases initiate the first step in base excision repair by cleaving bases damaged by reactive oxygen species and introducing a DNA strand break via the associated lyase reaction.
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Protein Aliases: DNA endonuclease eight-like glycosylase 1; DNA glycosylase/AP lyase Neil1; DNA-(apurinic or apyrimidinic site) lyase Neil1; Endonuclease 8-like 1; endonuclease VIII; Endonuclease VIII-like 1; FPG1; hFPG1; NEH1; nei endonuclease VIII-like 1; Nei homolog 1; nei-like DNA glycosylase 1; Nei-like protein 1; NEI1
Gene Aliases: FPG1; hFPG1; NEI1; NEIL1
UniProt ID: (Human) Q96FI4
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 79661