Rabbit Polyclonal Antibody
DNA mismatch repair protein Msh2 (Msh2) is a component of the post-replicative DNA mismatch repair system (MMR). Msh2 forms two different heterodimers: MutS alpha (MSH2-MSH6 heterodimer) and MutS beta (MSH2-MSH3 heterodimer) which binds to DNA mismatches thereby initiating DNA repair. When bound, heterodimers bend the DNA helix and shield approximately 20 base pairs. MutS alpha recognizes single base mismatches and dinucleotide insertion-deletion loops (IDL) in the DNA.