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Medical Term:

deoxyribodipyrimidine photolyase

Pronunciation: de-oks'e-ri'bo-di-pi-rim'i-den fo'to-li'as


An enzyme in yeast that is activated by light, whereupon it can reverse a previous photochemical reaction by cleaving the cyclobutane ring of the thymine dimer.

Synonym(s): dipyrimidine photolyase, photoreactivating enzyme

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