SV40 DNA was irradiated in vitro and in vivo with UV-C (240-280 nm) and UV-B (280-320 nm) light, and damaged sites sensitive to digestion with Escherichia coli endonuclease III (endo III) and bacteriophage T4 endonuclease V (endo V) were quantified. The frequency of endo III-sensitive sites (primarily cytosine photohydrates) induced was 1-2% of the frequency of endo V-sensitive sites (cyclobutane dimers) in both purified SV40 DNA and intracellular episomal SV40 DNA. Endo III- and endo V-sensitive sites in DNA were induced in the same relative proportion at both UV-C and UV-B wavelengths. We found no evidence to support earlier inferences that intracellular conditions enhance the formation of cytosine photohydrates or other monobasic forms of DNA damage.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Photochemistry and Photobiology|
|State||Published - Nov 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)