Oxidative damage to DNA: formation, measurement and biochemical features.

Emphasis is placed in the first part of this survey on mechanistic aspects of the formation of 8-oxo-7,8-dihydroguanine (8-oxoGua) as the result of exposure to z.rad;OH radical, one-electron oxidants and singlet oxygen (1O(2)) oxidation. It was found that 8-oxoGua, which is generated by either hydration of the guanine radical cation or .OH addition at C8 of… CONTINUE READING