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The influence of amino acids on DNA damage induced by cold plasma radiation

Stypczynska, Agnieszka; Ptasińska, Sylwia; Bahnev, Blagovest; Bowden, Mark; Braithwaite, Nicholas St. J. and Mason, Nigel J. (2010). The influence of amino acids on DNA damage induced by cold plasma radiation. Chemical Physics Letters, 500(4-6) pp. 313–317.

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Highly purified plasmid DNA both with and without amino acids (glycine and arginine) was irradiated using a cold plasma under ambient conditions. Damage to the plasmid DNA in the form of single- and double-strand breaks was determined by gel electrophoresis. Depending on either the molar ratio of the amino acid:nucleotide mixture or the type of amino acid used, some measure of protection of the DNA can be achieved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 Elsevier B. V.
ISSN: 0009-2614
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 24634
Depositing User: Tracy Bartlett
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2010 12:12
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2016 01:00
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