Repair of Human DNA in Molecules that Replicate or Remain Unreplicated Following Ultraviolet Irradiation

  • Raymond Waters
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 15)


The extent of DNA replication, the incidence of UV induced pyrimidine dimers and the repair replication observed after their excision was monitored in human fibroblasts UV irradiated with single or split UV doses. The excision repair processes were measured in molecules that remained unreplicated or in those that replicated after the latter UV irradiation.

Less DNA replication was observed after a split as opposed to single UV irradiation. Furthermore, a split dose did not modify the excision parameters measured after a single irradiation, regardless of whether the DNA had replicated or not.


Xeroderma Pigmentosum Chinese Hamster Cell Pyrimidine Dimer Density Label Normal Human Fibroblast 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond Waters
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  1. 1.Genetics DepartmentUniversity CollegeSingleton ParkUK

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