Potosensitized formation of 8-hydroxyguanine in DNA by riboflavin was observed. A reaction mechanism involving guanine radical cation and hydration reaction was proposed. This hypothesis was confirmed by the incorporation of [18O]-atom within guanine moiety in isotopic experiments using [18O]-H2O. Photosensitized formation of oh8Gua by riboflavin was also observed in cellular DNA.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Nucleic acids symposium series|
|State||Published - 1992|
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