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Methods Protoc. 2018, 1(3), 32;

“Mirror” Method to Estimate Mutagenic Activity of DNA Lesions

Institute of Molecular Genetics, Kurchatov Sq. 2, Moscow 123182, Russia
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Received: 29 June 2018 / Revised: 16 August 2018 / Accepted: 24 August 2018 / Published: 27 August 2018
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We propose an improved method for detecting mutations that arise in DNA due to misincorporations of deoxyadenosine-5′-monophosphate (dAMP) opposite 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine (8-oxoG). The method is based on the synthesis of complementary chains (“mirror” products) using a template containing 8-oxoG. The misincorporation of dAMP in the “mirror” product forms EcoRI sites. The restriction analysis of double-stranded DNAs obtained by PCR of “mirror” product allows quantification of the mutagenesis frequency. In addition, single-strand conformational polymorphism (SSCP) analysis of the single-stranded “mirror” products shows that different DNA polymerases only incorporate dA or dC opposite 8-oxoG. The proposed approach used in developing this technique can be applied in the study of other lesions as well, both single and clustered. View Full-Text
Keywords: DNA lesions; 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine; 8-oxoG; mutagenic activity; method of detection DNA lesions; 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine; 8-oxoG; mutagenic activity; method of detection

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Gening, L.V.; Shevchenko, O.V.; Kazachenko, K.Y.; Tarantul, V.Z. “Mirror” Method to Estimate Mutagenic Activity of DNA Lesions. Methods Protoc. 2018, 1, 32.

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