depurination
(of DNA) The N-glycosidic link between purine bases and deoxyribose in DNA has an appreciable rate of spontaneous cleavage in vivo, a lesion that must be enzymically repaired to ensure stability of the genetic information.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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