Distribution of ions around thymine dimer containing DNA: A possible recognition element for endonuclease V

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The molecular link between sunlight exposure and skin cancer can be traced to the formation of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers together with (6-4) photoadducts of pyrimidines in DNA upon exposure to UV radiation. The mutagenicity of these lesions is frequently explained by miscoding during DNA replication due to perturbations of base-pairing interactions. However the mutagenicity of UV photoproducts depends of their sequence context, suggesting that more global structural changes in DNA contribute to mutation induction. One of the most effective protections against the deleterious effects of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers is the wide range of repair of this lesion by different enzymatic ... continued below

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Osman, R.; Luo, N.; Miaskiewicz, K. & Miller, J. October 1, 1995.

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The molecular link between sunlight exposure and skin cancer can be traced to the formation of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers together with (6-4) photoadducts of pyrimidines in DNA upon exposure to UV radiation. The mutagenicity of these lesions is frequently explained by miscoding during DNA replication due to perturbations of base-pairing interactions. However the mutagenicity of UV photoproducts depends of their sequence context, suggesting that more global structural changes in DNA contribute to mutation induction. One of the most effective protections against the deleterious effects of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers is the wide range of repair of this lesion by different enzymatic pathways. This paper presents the results of a 200 ps molecular dynamics simulation on the dodecarner d(CGCGAATTCGCG){sub 2} containing a cis, syn-cyclobutane thymine dimer, explicit water and counterions. The averaged structure calculated from the simulation shows good agreement with the available NMR data. The distribution of counterions around the damaged DNA is different from that around a non damaged DNA and suggests a possible mechanism of damage recognition by the enzyme.

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  • International workshop on radiation damage in DNA: relationships at early times, Gleneden, OR (United States), 1-6 Oct 1995

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  • Other: DE96002714
  • Report No.: PNL-SA--26165
  • Report No.: CONF-9510243--1
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830;FG02-88ER60675
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 134996
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624286

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Osman, R.; Luo, N.; Miaskiewicz, K. & Miller, J. Distribution of ions around thymine dimer containing DNA: A possible recognition element for endonuclease V, article, October 1, 1995; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624286/: accessed October 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.