Mutagenicity of cross-links and monoadducts of furocoumarins (psoralen and angelicin) induced by 360-nm radiation in excision-repair-defective and radiation-insensitive strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

@article{Grant1979MutagenicityOC,
  title={Mutagenicity of cross-links and monoadducts of furocoumarins (psoralen and angelicin) induced by 360-nm radiation in excision-repair-defective and radiation-insensitive strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.},
  author={E L Grant and R. C. von Borstel and M. J. Ashwood-Smith},
  journal={Environmental mutagenesis},
  year={1979},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={55-63}
}
The furocoumarin psoralen can form both monoadducts and cross-links with DNA when combined with 360-nm radiation, whereas the analog angelicin can form monoadducts only. Psoralen plus 360-nm radiation causes mutation induction with a slope of 2 (log-log plot) for a radiation-insensitive strain, whereas angelicin action with 360-nm radiation displays a slope of unity. For a radiation-sensitive mutant defective in the excision-repair pathway, the actions of both angelicin and psoralen plus 360-nm… CONTINUE READING

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