Base excision repair enzyme endonuclease III suppresses mutagenesis caused by 8-hydroxy-dGTP.


To examine whether base excision repair suppresses mutations induced by oxidized deoxyribonucleotide 5'-triphosphates in the nucleotide pool, 8-hydroxy-dGTP (8-OH-dGTP) and 2-hydroxy-dATP were introduced into Escherichia coli strains deficient in endonucleases III (Nth) and VIII (Nei) and MutY, and mutations in the chromosomal rpoB gene were analyzed. The… (More)