Reaction of T7 DNA with a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. Lack of structural perturbation.

Bacteriophage T7 DNA reacts uniformly with trans-7,8-dihydroxy-anti-9,10-epoxy-7,8,9,10-tetrahydrobenzo(a)pyrene(anti-BPDE). The reaction product retains the native configuration so that only one site sensitive to S1 nuclease is produced for every 70 anti-BPDE adducts. DNA treated with anti-BPDE is retained on benzoylated naphthoylated DEAE-cellulose even… CONTINUE READING