Photoreactivation: Mammalian Cells

  • Thomas P. Coohill
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 7)


The phenomenon known as photoreactivation (PR) was discovered in Streptomyces griseus by Keiner in 1949. Thereafter, much of the initial work involving the characterization of this light effect was carried out using other prokaryotes (Jagger, 1967). I will attempt to briefly review the pertinent data accumulated for PR in mammalian cells.


Mammalian Cell Excision Repair Visible Light Irradiation Xeroderma Pigmentosum Streptomyces Griseus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas P. Coohill
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  1. 1.Biophysics ProgramWestern Kentucky UniversityBowling GreenUSA

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