base-excision repair

id: GO:0006284
name: base-excision repair
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: In base excision repair, an altered base is removed by a DNA glycosylase enzyme, followed by excision of the resulting sugar phosphate. The small gap left in the DNA helix is filled in by the sequential action of DNA polymerase and DNA ligase.

Parent Functions

GO:0006281DNA repair