Multiple antimutagenesis mechanisms affect mutagenic activity and specificity of the base analog 6-N-hydroxylaminopurine in bacteria and yeast

Stanislav G. Kozmin, Roel M. Schaaper, Polina V. Shcherbakova, Vladimir N. Kulikov, Vladimir N. Noskov, Maria L. Guetsova, Vladimir V. Alenin, Igor B. Rogozin, Kira S. Makarova, Youri I. Pavlov

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Base analog 6-N-hydroxylaminopurine is a potent mutagen in variety of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. In the review, we discuss recent results of the studies of HAP mutagenic activity, genetic control and specificity in bacteria and yeast with the emphasis to the mechanisms protecting living cells from mutagenic and toxic effects of this base analog.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-50
Number of pages10
JournalMutation Research - Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jun 18 1998



  • 6-N-hydroxylaminopurine
  • Antimutagenesis
  • DNA replication fidelity
  • Mutagenic specificity
  • Nucleic acid base analog
  • Purine biosynthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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