Leilani A Ramos

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Mitomycin C (MC) is a cytotoxic and mutagenic antitumor agent that alkylates and cross-links DNA. These effects are dependent on reductive bioactivation of MC. 2,7-Diaminomitosene (2,7-DAM) is the major metabolite of MC in tumor cells, generated by the reduction of MC. 2,7-DAM alkylates DNA in the cell in situ, forming an adduct at the N7 position of(More)
Although there have been numerous studies of site-specific mutagenesis by dGuo adducts of benzo[a]pyrene diol epoxides (B[a]P DEs), the present study represents the first example of site-specific mutagenesis by dGuo adducts of the highly carcinogenic benzo[c]phenanthrene 3,4-diol 1,2-epoxides (B[c]Ph DEs). The eight adducts that would result from cis- and(More)
We have previously investigated the mutations induced on replication in Escherichia coli of the M13mp7L2 genome containing each of the eight possible adducts derived from the four optically active 7,8-diol 9,10-epoxide metabolites of benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) by alkylation of a specific deoxyadenosine (dAdo) residue at N(6). Observed mutational frequencies(More)
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