Newly discovered protein is important in DNA repair

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have discovered a new protein that they believe is very important for DNA repair. The research findings have now been published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

The newly discovered protein is called MEIBL2. It helps a central protein (BRCA2) to repair DNA in sex cells.
“Failing to repair DNA strands can ultimately lead to infertility and other diseases in humans, and even to cancer,” says Hiroki Shibuya, an Assistant Senior Lecturer at the University of Gothenburg and main author of the article.