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Direct Detection and Sequencing of Damaged DNA Bases

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Integrity, January 2011
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Direct Detection and Sequencing of Damaged DNA Bases
Published in
Genome Integrity, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/2041-9414-2-10
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Tyson A Clark, Kristi E Spittle, Stephen W Turner, Jonas Korlach


Products of various forms of DNA damage have been implicated in a variety of important biological processes, such as aging, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer. Therefore, there exists great interest to develop methods for interrogating damaged DNA in the context of sequencing. Here, we demonstrate that single-molecule, real-time (SMRT®) DNA sequencing can directly detect damaged DNA bases in the DNA template - as a by-product of the sequencing method - through an analysis of the DNA polymerase kinetics that are altered by the presence of a modified base. We demonstrate the sequencing of several DNA templates containing products of DNA damage, including 8-oxoguanine, 8-oxoadenine, O6-methylguanine, 1-methyladenine, O4-methylthymine, 5-hydroxycytosine, 5-hydroxyuracil, 5-hydroxymethyluracil, or thymine dimers, and show that these base modifications can be readily detected with single-modification resolution and DNA strand specificity. We characterize the distinct kinetic signatures generated by these DNA base modifications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 7 4%
Argentina 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 143 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 45 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 21%
Student > Master 16 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 7%
Student > Bachelor 10 6%
Other 32 20%
Unknown 12 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 77 48%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 46 29%
Chemistry 7 4%
Computer Science 5 3%
Engineering 4 3%
Other 9 6%
Unknown 11 7%

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