Photochemical production of uracil quantified in bromodeoxyuridine-substituted SV40 DNA by uracil DNA glycosylase and a lysyl-tyrosyl-lysine tripeptide.

Exposure to UVA radiation of SV40 DNA substituted with bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) in the presence of Hoechst dye 33258 results in the production of uracil. The yield of uracil was determined by measuring the increase in the single-strand break (SSB) yield after incubation of the photolyzed DNA with uracil-DNA glycosylase (UDG) in the presence of the… CONTINUE READING