The photodynamic modification of DNA by hematoporphyrin.


Illumination (white light: 300-750 nm) of DNA in the presence of hematoporphyrin (less than or equal to 5-10 (-4) M) results in selective degradation of the guanine moiety. DNA so illuminated exhibits physical chemical properties (lowered sedimentation coefficients, lower temperatures of helix-coil transitions, increased buoyant density values) consistent… (More)


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