Important Roles of ERCC1 in DNA Repair and Targeted Therapy

  • Jennifer J. Hu
  • Joseph de la Garza
  • Sathish K. Srinivasan
  • Ann Alyssa Kurian
  • Feng Gong
Part of the Cancer Drug Discovery and Development book series (CDD&D, volume 72)


The ERCC1 protein (excision repair cross-complementing rodent repair deficiency, complementation group 1) forms a heterodimer with the Xeroderma pigmentosum group F (XPF) endonuclease (also known as ERCC4), and the heterodimeric endonuclease catalyzes the 5′ incision in the process of excising the DNA lesion. The ERCC1–XPF heterodimer has an important role in genome maintenance. While most of the DNA repair proteins function only in a specific repair pathway, ERCC1–XPF is involved in multiple DNA repair pathways and telomere maintenance, making this heterodimer not only an attractive therapeutic target, but also a biomarker to predict treatment outcome (Fig. 2.3).


Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Nucleotide Excision Repair ERCC1 Expression Nucleotide Excision Repair Pathway ERCC1 mRNA 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer J. Hu
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Joseph de la Garza
    • 1
    • 5
  • Sathish K. Srinivasan
    • 2
  • Ann Alyssa Kurian
    • 1
  • Feng Gong
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer CenterUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Interdepartmental Program in Human Genetics and GenomicsUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Department of Epidemiology and Public HealthUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  4. 4.Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  5. 5.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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