, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 183–184 | Cite as

λ-Prophage induction by furocoumarin photosensitization

  • F. Baccichetti
  • F. Bordin
  • F. Carlassare


Furocoumarin photosensitization induces λ-prophage from lysogenicEscherichia coli cells; this effect is clearly due to the photoreaction that furocoumarins give with DNA, and it appears connected with the formation of monoadducts rather than of diadducts (cross-links).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Baccichetti
    • 1
  • F. Bordin
    • 1
  • F. Carlassare
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry of Padua UniversityCentro di Studio sulla Chimica del Farmaco e dei Prodotti Biologicamente Attivi del C.N.R.Padova(Italy)

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