base-excision repair, AP site formation

id: GO:0006285
name: base-excision repair, AP site formation
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The formation of an AP site, a deoxyribose sugar with a missing base, by DNA glycosylase which recognizes an altered base in DNA and catalyzes its hydrolytic removal. This sugar phosphate is the substrate recognized by the AP endonuclease, which cuts the DNA phosphodiester backbone at the 5' side of the altered site to leave a gap which is subsequently repaired.

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GO:0006308DNA catabolic process