FANCD2: A big component of the DNA repair crew

The genetic disorder known as Fanconi anemia (FANC) is a heterogeneous, autosomal-recessive cancer susceptibility condition characterized by a wide array of symptoms. These include congenital malformations, progressive bone marrow failure, DNA-damage hypersensitivity, and genome instability. The protein FANCD2 is a subunit of the protein complex involved in cellular resistance to DNA cross-linking and DNA synthesis arrest triggered by ionizing radiation (IR).