E. coli HB101 harboring plasmid pUC19 was grown in the presence of 5-formyl-2'-deoxyuridine (fdU) to evaluate the genotoxic and cytotoxic potentials associated with this DNA lesion. Cell growth was inhibited by fdU in a concentration-dependent manner, but increased mutation was not observed in the lacZ(alpha) gene of pUC19. The lack of the mutagenic effect was attributed to poor utilization of fdU as a substrate by thymidine kinase, which converts exogenous thymidine analogs to the corresponding 5'-monophosphates in the salvage pathway.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Nucleic acids symposium series|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
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