Mapping oxidative DNA damage and mechanisms of repair.

Conference Paper

We developed a method to map oxidative-induced DNA damage at the nucleotide level using ligation-mediated polymerase chain reaction (LMPCR) technology. In vivo and in vitro DNA base modification patterns inflicted by reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the human P53 and PGK1 gene were nearly identical in vitro and in vivo. In human male fibroblasts, these patterns are independent of the transition metal used (Cu (II), Fe(II), or Cr(VI). Therefore, local probability of H2O2-mediated DNA base damage is determined primarily by DNA sequence. Moreover, in cells undergoing severe oxidative stress, extranuclear sites contribute metals that enhance nuclear DNA damage. The role of the base excision repair pathway in human cells responsible for the repair of the majority of ROS base damage is also discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Akman, SA; O'Connor, TR; Rodriguez, H

Published Date

  • 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 899 /

Start / End Page

  • 88 - 102

PubMed ID

  • 10863531

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0077-8923

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2000.tb06178.x

Conference Location

  • United States