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Proteomic analysis of the Rad18 interaction network in DT40

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Proteomic analysis of the Rad18 interaction network in DT40 - a chicken B cell line Proteomic analysis of the Rad18 interaction network in DT40 – a chicken B cell line Thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Natural Sciences at the Faculty of Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich 15th January, 2009 Submitted by Sushmita Gowri Sreekumar Chennai, India Completed at the Helmholtz Zentrum München German Research Center for Environmental Health Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology and Tumor Genetics, Munich Examiners: PD Dr. Berit Jungnickel Prof. Heinrich Leonhardt Prof. Friederike Eckardt-Schupp Prof. Harry MacWilliams Date of Examination: 16 th June 2009 To my Parents, Sister, Brother & Rajesh i Table of Contents 1. SUMMARY ........................................................................................................................ 1 2. INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................. 2 2.1. MECHANISMS OF DNA REPAIR ......................................................................................... 3 2.2. ADAPTIVE GENETIC ALTERATIONS – AN ADVANTAGE ....................................................... 5 2.3. THE PRIMARY IG DIVERSIFICATION DURING EARLY B CELL DEVELOPMENT ...................... 6 2.4. THE SECONDARY IG DIVERSIFICATION PROCESSES IN THE GERMINAL CENTER .................. 7 2.4.1. Processing of AID induced DNA lesions during adaptive immunity .................. 9 2.5. TARGETING OF SOMATIC HYPERMUTATION TO THE IG LOCI ............................................ 10 2.6. ROLE OF THE RAD6 PATHWAY IN IG DIVERSIFICATION PROCESSES ..................

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