50 Years of poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation

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The seminal paper published in 1963 by Chambon, Weil and Mandel reporting a new NAD-dependent protein modification now known as poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation (PARylation) marked the launch of a new era in both protein research and cell biology. In the coming decades, the identity, biochemical characteristics and regulation of enzymes responsible for the synthesis and degradation of protein-bound poly(ADP-ribose) have been discovered and the surprisingly multifarious biological roles of PARylation have not ceased to amaze cell and molecular biologists ever since. The review series on PARylation following this preface is comprised of ten papers written by great experts of the field and aims to provide practicing physicians and basic scientists with the state-of-the-art on the "writers, readers and erasers" of poly(ADP-ribose), some recent paradigm shifts of the field and its translational potential.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1043-1045
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Aspects of Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2013


  • Carcinogenesis
  • Cell death
  • PARG
  • PARP
  • Poly(ADP-ribose)
  • Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase
  • Transcription

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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