Prakash Peddi

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For patients with solid tumors, the tolerance of surrounding tissues often limits the dose of radiation that can be delivered. Thus, agents that preferentially increase the cytotoxic effects of radiation toward tumor cells would significantly alter the therapeutic ratio and improve patient survival. Using a high-throughput, unbiased screening approach, we(More)
Oxidatively induced stress and DNA damage have been associated with various human pathophysiological conditions, including cancer and aging. Complex DNA damage such as double-strand breaks (DSBs) and non-DSB bistranded oxidatively induced clustered DNA lesions (OCDL) (two or more DNA lesions within a short DNA fragment of 1-10 bp on opposing DNA strands)(More)
DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK) is a key non-homologous-end-joining (NHEJ) nuclear serine/threonine protein kinase involved in various DNA metabolic and damage signaling pathways contributing to the maintenance of genomic stability and prevention of cancer. To examine the role of DNA-PK in processing of non-DSB clustered DNA damage, we have used three(More)
Complex DNA damage such as double strand breaks (DSBs) and non-DSB bistranded oxidative clustered DNA lesions (OCDL) (two or more DNA lesions within a short DNA fragment of 1-10bp on opposing DNA strands) are considered the hallmark of ionizing radiation. Clustered DNA lesions are hypothesized to be repair-resistant lesions challenging the repair mechanisms(More)
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