The structure specific ERCC 1 / XPF endonuclease complex is implicated in the repair of two distinct types of lesions in DNA: NER for UV induced lesions and bulky chemical adducts; and recombination repair of the very genotoxic interstrand cross links. NER mechanism involves dual incisions on both sides of the damage catalyzed by two nucleases. In mammalian cells, XPG cleaves 3' of the DNA lesion while the ERCC1 / XPF complex makes the 5' incision. ERCC1 / XPF probably plays a role in processing partially processed recombination intermediates.
Protein Aliases: DNA excision repair protein ERCC-4; DNA repair endonuclease subunit; DNA repair endonuclease XPF; DNA repair protein complementing XP-F cells; excision repair cross-complementation group 4; excision repair cross-complementing rodent repair deficiency, complementation group 4; excision-repair, complementing defective, in Chinese hamster; Xeroderma pigmentosum group F-complementing protein; xeroderma pigmentosum, complementation group F
Gene Aliases: AI606920; ERCC11; ERCC4; FANCQ; RAD1; XFEPS; XPF