The XRCC1 DNA repair gene

Comparison of the human and mouse sequences (Lamerdin et al. 95), using RepeatMasker output giving positions of human repeats and mouse repeats, plus exon locations in the human sequence, yields PIP output showing extensive matches extending for over 3000 bp in the 5' flank of the gene. A BLAST search found no ESTs or proteins matching that strongly conserved region.