Excess electron transfer in flavin-capped, thymine dimer-containing DNA hairpins.

@article{Behrens2003ExcessET,
  title={Excess electron transfer in flavin-capped, thymine dimer-containing DNA hairpins.},
  author={Christoph Behrens and Thomas Carell},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2003},
  volume={14},
  pages={1632-3}
}
The transfer of an excess electron through DNA was investigated with DNA hairpins, which contain a flavin cap functioning as an electron donor. A thymine dimer with an open backbone acts as the electron acceptor. The dimer translates the electron capture into a strand break, which is readily detectable by HPLC. Analysis of four hairpins, in which the… CONTINUE READING