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Nucleic acids research

Gel electrophoretic detection of 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine and 7, 8-dihydro-8-oxoadenine via oxidation by Ir (IV).


PMID 9547288

Abstract

Two gel electrophoretic methods are described for detection of 7, 8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine and 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoadenine based on their further oxidation with one-electron oxidants including IrCl62-and IrBr62-. The products of nucleobase oxidation lead to enhanced piperidine-sensitive cleavage and to highly visible stop points in a primer extension assay. 8-oxoG and 8-oxoA lesions may be distinguished by the latter's inability to be oxidized by IrBr62-compared to IrCl62-Comparison is also made to oxidation by MnO4-.