<p>Global genome nucleotide excision repair (GG-NER) and transcription-coupled nucleotide excision repair (TC-NER) protect cells against a variety of helix-distorting DNA lesions. In C. elegans, GG-NER primarily acts in proliferative germ cells and embryos, while TC-NER acts in post-mitotic somatic cells to maintain transcription. We leverage this difference to distinguish whether proteins function in GG-NER and/or TC-NER by straightforward UV survival assays. Here, we detail a protocol for these assays, using GG-NER factor xpc-1 and TC-NER factor csb-1 as examples. For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Sabatella et al. (2021).</p>

doi.org/10.1016/j.xpro.2021.100586, hdl.handle.net/1765/135789
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Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

M. (Melanie) van der Woude, & W.J. (Hannes) Lans. (2021). C. elegans survival assays to discern global and transcription-coupled nucleotide excision repair. STAR Protocols, 2(2). doi:10.1016/j.xpro.2021.100586