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IARC Sci Publ. 1999;(150):263-70.

Cellular response to exocyclic DNA adducts.

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Department of Pharmacological Sciences, State University of New York at Stony Brook 11794-8651, USA.


The mutagenic potential of three exocyclic DNA adducts was studied in Escherichia coli and simian kidney cells by incorporating them into single-stranded DNA. Differences in the mutagenic potency of the adducts were observed between hosts: 1,N6-ethenodeoxyadenosine and 3,N4-ethenodeoxycytidine were more mutagenic in simian cells, whereas 1,N2-(1,3-propan-1,3-diyl)-2'-deoxyguanosine was more mutagenic in E. coli. To investigate the cellular response to DNA adducts, a double-stranded DNA vector system was developed. Use of this system showed that 1,N6-ethenodeoxyadenosine blocks DNA synthesis strongly, and DNA synthesis past this adduct was highly accurate in E. coli. The blockage of DNA synthesis was overcome in an error-free manner by the recombination repair mechanism (daughter-strand gap repair).

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