NEIL2 Protects against Oxidative DNA Damage Induced by Sidestream Smoke in Human Cells

Abstract

Secondhand smoke (SHS) is a confirmed lung carcinogen that introduces thousands of toxic chemicals into the lungs. SHS contains chemicals that have been implicated in causing oxidative DNA damage in the airway epithelium. Although DNA repair is considered a key defensive mechanism against various environmental attacks, such as cigarette smoking, the… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090261

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