DNase

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Deoxyribonuclease or "DNase" is a phosphodiesterase that breaks the phosphodiester bonds in DNA and essentially cleaves/breaks down the DNA double helix strand. DNase is one of the key factors of apoptosis as it contributes to the breakdown of DNA within the nucleus[1].

References:

  1. http://www.ebi.ac.uk/interpro/entry/IPR018057
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