Alkylation and Oxidative Damages to DNA: Constitutive and Inducible Repair Systems

  • Bruce Demple
  • Yasmin Daikh
  • Jean Greenberg
  • Arlen Johnson
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 39)


Simple chemical agents that damage DNA are of both environmental and intracellular origin. Among these are carcinogen-related compounds, including simple alkylating agents (e.g., S-adenosyl methionine) and simple oxidizing agents (e.g., oxygen radicals). Living cells have therefore to counter the potentially mutagenic and carcinogenic effects of physiological compounds on a daily basis, and not just when they encounter an occasional environmental challenge.


Adaptive Response Alkylating Agent Methyl Transferase Thymine Glycol Inducible Repair 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Demple
    • 1
  • Yasmin Daikh
    • 1
  • Jean Greenberg
    • 1
  • Arlen Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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