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Oxidative Damage to Nucleic Acids

Evans, Mark D., Cooke, Marcus S. (Eds.)

2007

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  • Provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of nucleic acid oxidation
  • Coverage from the perspectives of basic science and biological relevance

This book provides up-to-date coverage of selected topics in nucleic acid oxidation. The topics have been selected to cover everything from basic chemical mechanisms, repair of damage and the biological and pathological meaning of DNA oxidation. The chapters are authored by leading, research active, international experts in the respective topics. In addition to some of the traditionally covered topics, the book covers areas that receive less attention in similar volumes, for example chapters focusing on damage to nucleic acids by halogenating and nitrating species, gene-specific damage, telomere shortening and damage to promoter regions. Through this approach, coverage recognizes the importance of nucleic acid damage beyond mutation and in pathological conditions other than carcinogenesis. This book will appeal to research scientists and advanced postgraduate students and may also be of interest to clinicians with strong research interests.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Aging - Carcinogenesis - DNA - Neurological Disease - Nucleotide - Nucleotides - Oxidation - Oxidative Damage - Promoter - Purine - Telomere

Related subjects » Biochemistry & Biophysics

Table of contents 

Oxidatively Generated Damage to Cellular DNA: Mechanistic Aspects.- Chlorination and Nitration of DNA and Nucleic Acid Components.- Prevention of the Mutagenicity and Cytotoxicity of Oxidized Purine Nucleotides.- Nucleotide Incision Repair: An Alternative and Ubiquitous Pathway to Handle Oxidative DNA Damage.- OGG1: From Structural Analysis to the Knockout Mouse.- Processing of 3?-End Modified DNA Strand Breaks Induced by Oxidative Damage.- Oxidative Damage and Promoter Function.- Oxidative DNA Damage and Telomere Shortening.- Oxidative Damage and Repair in the Mitochondrial Genome.- The Role of Oxidative Damage to Nucleic Acids in the Pathogenesis of Neurological Disease.- Nucleic Acid Oxidation and the Pathogenesis of Cardiovascular Diseases.- Oxidative DNA Damage and Carcinogenesis.- The Physiological and Pathological Roles of Oxidative Damage to DNA in Relation to Life Stage.- Analysis of 8-Hydroxy-2?-Deoxyguanosine as a Marker of Oxidatively Damaged DNA in Relation to Carcinogenesis and Aging.- Oxidatively Damaged DNA and Inflammation.- The Role of Antioxidants in the Prevention of Oxidative Damage to Nucleic Acids.

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