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Determination of malondialdehyde-induced DNA damage in human tissues using an immunoslot blot assay.

C Leuratti, R Singh, C Lagneau, P B Farmer, J P Plastaras, L J Marnett and D E Shuker

in Carcinogenesis

Volume 19, issue 11, pages 1919-1924
Published in print November 1998 | ISSN: 0143-3334
Published online November 1998 | e-ISSN: 1460-2180 | DOI:
Determination of malondialdehyde-induced DNA damage in human tissues using an immunoslot blot assay.

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Malondialdehyde (MDA) is a product of lipid peroxidation and prostaglandin biosynthesis. It is mutagenic and carcinogenic and the major adduct formed by reaction with DNA, a highly fluorescent pyrimidopurinone (M1-dG), has been detected in healthy human liver and leukocyte DNA. Analytical methods used so far for the detection of M1-dG have not been applied to a large number of individuals or variety of samples. Often, only a few microg of DNA from human tissues are available for analysis and a very sensitive assay is needed in order to detect background levels of M1-dG in very small amounts of DNA. In this paper, the development of an immunoslot blot (ISB) assay for the measurement of MI-dG in 1 microg of DNA is described. The limit of detection of the assay is 2.5 adducts per 10(8) bases. A series of human samples were analysed and levels of 5.6-9.5 (n = 8) and 3.1-64.3 (n = 42) of M1-dG per 10(8) normal bases were detected in white blood cell and gastric biopsy DNA, respectively. Results on four human samples were compared with those obtained using an HPLC/32P-post-labelling (HPLC/PPL) method previously developed and indicated a high correlation between M1-dG levels measured by the two assays. The advantages of ISB over other assays including HPLC/PPL, such as the possibility of analysing 1 microg DNA/sample and the fact that it is less time-consuming and laborious, means that it can be more easily used for routine analysis of a large number of samples in biomonitoring studies.

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