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Journal of Biological Physics

, Volume 29, Issue 2–3, pp 149–158 | Cite as

Photodissociation Dynamics of DNA Bases

  • E. Sarantopoulou
  • Z. Kollia
  • A.C. Cefalas
  • S. Kobe
  • Z. SamardŽija
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Abstract

In order to access the damaging mechanismsof DNA and its bases on themolecular level by T Hz radiation, it isnecessary to create a database of assessingdamage at different spectral regions.Possible damage by T Hz radiation will beassessed by comparison. Furthermore, theexpose of the cytosine to radiation at157 nm, suggest that photochemical bondbreaking is the only damaging mechanism inthe vacuum ultraviolet region of thespectrum, (157–170) nm where one photonbreaks one chemical bond.

157 nm Cytosine DNA photo-damage mass spectroscopy molecular dynamics photo ablation T Hz radiation vacuum ultraviolet 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Sarantopoulou
    • 1
  • Z. Kollia
    • 1
  • A.C. Cefalas
    • 1
  • S. Kobe
    • 2
  • Z. SamardŽija
    • 2
  1. 1.National Hellenic Research Foundation, TPCIAthensGreece
  2. 2.Jozef Stefan InstituteJamovaSlovenia

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