Author(s): Guschlbauer W, Duplaa AM, Guy A, Toule R, Fazakerley GV
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Abstract Adenine residues in DNA are oxidized under the action of ionizing radiation at the C-8 position to give 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoadenine. The formation of this lesion can be considered a cause of mutations and carcinogenesis. Oligodeoxyribonucleotides 39 and 47 bases long containing a single 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoadenine (8-hydroxyadenine) residue were synthesized by using nucleoside phosphoramidites. They were used as templates to study the copies obtained in vitro by the Klenow fragment and the thermostable Taq DNA polymerase. 7,8-Dihydro-8-oxoadenine does not block the replication and thymine is incorporated opposite the damage. The modifications of the DNA duplex conformation provoked by 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoadenine are minor. 1H-NMR spectroscopy shows that the duplex is in a B form, the sugar in a normal position in the helix and the modified base in the anti position. NMR confirms that 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoadenine exists predominantly in the keto form.
This article was published in Nucleic Acids Res
and referenced in Journal of Neurological Disorders