DNA topoisomerase II-alpha (gene name: TOP2A) is an enzyme that controls and alters the topologic states of DNA during transcription. This nuclear enzyme is involved in processes such as chromosome condensation, chromatid separation, and the relief of torsional stress that occurs during DNA transcription and replication. It catalyzes the transient breaking and rejoining of two strands of duplex DNA which allows the strands to pass through one another, thus altering the topology of DNA. Two forms of this enzyme exist as likely products of a gene duplication event. A variety of mutations have been associated with the development of drug resistance. Reduced activity of this enzyme may also play a role in ataxia-telangiectasia.
Alternative names: TOP2, TP2A
|Product Name:||Anti-Top2A Antibody|
|Source #:||Mouse Monoclonal|