repair synthesis

repair synthesis

[ri′per ‚sin·thə·səs]
(cell and molecular biology)
Enzymatic excision and replacement of regions of damaged deoxyribonucleic acid, as in repair of thymine dimers by ultraviolet irradiation.
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Although the fraction of proliferating, unstimulated splenocytes is low (Pabst and Fritz, 1988) and unscheduled DNA synthesis has previously been quantitated by liquid scintillation counting in mutagen-treated lymphocytes in the absence of hydroxyurea (Holmberg et al., 1988), it cannot be concluded the effects of morphine observed were solely due to effects on repair synthesis. The ability of morphine treatment to lower thymidine incorporation was, however, only evident in mitomycin C- and not saline-treated cells.
Effects of opiates and demographic factors on DNA repair synthesis in human leukocytes.