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Electric field induced DNA damage: an open door for selective mutations

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Abstract

Intense electric fields activate the mutagenic mechanism of a single guanine–cytosine base pair. Would they be able to induce a permanent mutation in real DNA? This question is addressed here by modeling a DNA-embedded fragment with state-of-the-art theoretical tools. We show how DNA can, in principle, be mutated if an appropriate electric field is applied.

Graphical abstract: Electric field induced DNA damage: an open door for selective mutations

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The article was received on 09 Apr 2013, accepted on 13 May 2013 and first published on 14 May 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC42593B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 7578-7580
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    Electric field induced DNA damage: an open door for selective mutations

    J. P. Cerón-Carrasco and D. Jacquemin, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 7578
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC42593B

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