Photoselected electron transfer pathways in DNA photolyase.

Abstract

Cyclobutane dimer photolyases are proteins that bind to UV-damaged DNA containing cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer lesions. They repair these lesions by photo-induced electron transfer. The electron donor cofactor of a photolyase is a two-electron-reduced flavin adenine dinucleotide (FADH(-)). When FADH(-) is photo-excited, it transfers an electron from an… (More)

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@article{Prytkova2007PhotoselectedET, title={Photoselected electron transfer pathways in DNA photolyase.}, author={Tatiana R. Prytkova and David N. Beratan and Spiros S. Skourtis}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2007}, volume={104 3}, pages={802-7} }