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Activated oxygen species have been demonstrated to be the important agents in oxygen toxicity by disrupting the structural and functional integrity of cells through lipid peroxidation events, DNA damage and protein inactivation. The biological consequences of free radical damage have long been hypothesized to be a causal agent in many aging-related(More)
Eleven chromosomal deficiencies and several rearrangements in the Pu-tud region of chromosome 2R have been generated and examined cytologically. The Pu locus has been localized to chromosome bands 57C5-6 and tud to 57C7-8. Mutagenesis within the region defined by the deletion intervals has resulted in the isolation of 92 new lethal mutations. Seventy-six of(More)
Strains with mutant eye color were surveyed for levels of GTP cyclohydrolase (GTP CH), the first enzyme acting in the biosynthesis of pteridines, the pigments causing red eye color in Drosophila. Six strains were found to have reduced GTP CH activity. In five of the six strains, the reduction of activity is apparent only in the adult head of homozygous(More)
2-Dodecylcyclobutanone (2-DCB) is formed by the radiolysis of palmitic acid and is present at low part-per-million (approximately 0.1 g/g) levels in irradiated meat products. Recently, equivocal results obtained using a DNA strand breakage test, the Comet Assay, raised the possibility that 2-DCB could be a weak genotoxin. To more accurately assess 2-DCB’s(More)
Mutations in the Punch locus result in loss of GTP cyclohydrolase activity, but all mutations do not affect the enzyme in the same way. There are at least three classes of Punch mutations. One class results in a dominant eye color, recessive lethal phenotype. A second class of mutations also causes a recessive lethal phenotype, but heterozygous mutants have(More)
Two variants that alter the temporal expression of catalase have been isolated from a set of third chromosome substitution lines. Each variant has been mapped to a cytogenetic interval flanked by the visible markers st (3-44.0) and cu (3-50.0) at a map position of 47.0, which is within or near the interval 75D-76A previously identified as containing the(More)
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