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Substance Name: Lyase, deoxyribonucleate pyrimidine dimer (photosensitive)
RN: 37290-70-3


  • An enzyme that catalyzes the reactivation by light of UV-irradiated DNA. It breaks two carbon-carbon bonds in PYRIMIDINE DIMERS in DNA.
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Names and Synonyms

MeSH Heading

  • Deoxyribodipyrimidine Photo-Lyase


  • DNA Photolyase
  • Photolyase, bacteria-Escherichia coli
  • Photolyase, Escherichia coli

Systematic Name

  • Lyase, deoxyribonucleate pyrimidine dimer (photosensitive)

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 37290-70-3

System Generated Number

  • 0037290703