Benzo[alpha]pyrene diol epoxide I binds to DNA at replication forks.

The distribution of lesions in DNA caused by (+/-)-7 beta,8 alpha-dihydroxy-9 alpha,10 alpha-epoxy-7,8,9,10-tetrahydrobenzo [alpha]pyrene (B[alpha]P diol epoxide-I) was studied in synchronized C3H/10T1/2 cells treated in S phase. Sites of carcinogen modification of DNA were identified by polyclonal rabbit antibodies elicited against DNA modified with B… (More)