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Deamination of Adenine by Ionizing Radiation

Cyril Ponnamperuma, R. M. Lemmon, E. L. Bennett and Melvin Calvin
Science
New Series, Vol. 134, No. 3472 (Jul. 14, 1961), p. 113
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1708356
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Abstract

A small amount of hypoxanthine is formed when a solution of adenine is irradiated. This has been detected by using C$^{14}$-labeled adenine and the techniques of paper chromatography and liquid-scintillation counting. The biological significance of this conversion is suggested.

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