Role of ATP in excision repair of ultraviolet radiation damage in Escherichia coli.

@article{Waldstein1974RoleOA,
  title={Role of ATP in excision repair of ultraviolet radiation damage in Escherichia coli.},
  author={E A Waldstein and Ronit Sharon and Ruth Ben-Ishai},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1974},
  volume={71 7},
  pages={2651-4}
}
The effect of ATP on the first step of excision repair of ultraviolet damage in DNA has been studied using toluene-treated E. coli. During postirradiation incubation, five to six times more single-strand breaks are formed in DNA in the presence of exogenous ATP than in its absence. The ATP-dependent as well as the ATP-independent endonucleolytic activities… CONTINUE READING