Efficient repair of 8-oxo-7,8-dihydrodeoxyguanosine in human and hamster xeroderma pigmentosum D cells

E. Cappelli, P. Degan, L. H. Thompson, G. Frosina

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The repair of the endogenous lesion 8-oxo-7,8-dihydrodeoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) was investigated in the nucleotide excision repair mutant xeroderma pigmentosum D (XPD), using human normal or transformed XPD fibroblasts and the Chinese hamster XPD cell line UV5. In vivo repair of 8-oxodG induced by hydrogen peroxide treatment and analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography/electrochemical detection was normal in the XPD mutant fibroblasts XP15PV and GM434, as compared to normal human fibroblasts GM970, GM5757, and GM6114. Similar results were obtained with the human SV40-transformed XPD mutant cell line GM8207 in comparison to the control cell line GM637. Repair of 8-oxodG was even slightly (2-3-fold) but reproducibly increased in Chinese hamster XPD mutant UV5 cells, as compared to parental AA8 cells. This unexpected effect was reversed by transfection in UV5 cells of a wild-type XPD cDNA and confirmed in in vitro experiments in which a plasmid substrate containing a single 8-oxoG was repaired by UV5 cell extracts. The data show that repair of 8-oxodG is normal in XPD cells, thus indicating that the neurological complications of XPD patients may not be linked to in vivo accumulation of this lesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10408-10412
Number of pages5
Issue number34
StatePublished - Aug 29 2000
Externally publishedYes

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