Western blot analysis of NEIL2 over-expressed 293 cell line, cotransfected with NEIL2 Validated Chimera RNAi ( Cat # H00252969-R01V ) (Lane 2) or non-transfected control (Lane 1). Blot probed with NEIL2 monoclonal antibody (M01), clone 1B7 (Cat # H00252969-M01 ). GAPDH ( 36.1 kDa ) used as specificity and loading control.
NEIL2 belongs to a class of DNA glycosylases homologous to the bacterial Fpg/Nei family. These glycosylases initiate the first step in base excision repair by cleaving bases damaged by reactive oxygen species and introducing a DNA strand break via the associated lyase reaction (Bandaru et al., 2002 [PubMed 12509226])[supplied by OMIM