Neocarzinostatin chromophore-DNA adducts: evidence for a covalent linkage to the oxidized C-5' of deoxyribose.

The nonprotein chromophore of neocarzinostatin forms a variety of adducts with DNA. The predominant adduct recovered from nuclease digests of chromophore-treated poly(dA-dT). poly(dA-dT) is a compound with structure chromophore-d(TpApT). Mild acid hydrolysis of this compound released free adenine, while snake venom exonuclease (pH 6.5) released 5'-dTMP… (More)