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IONIZING RADIATION DISRUPTS CELLULAR ACTIVITIES BY CHEMICALLY DAMAGING PROTEIN…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3027
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3027
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Chromatochem Inc.
2837 Ft Missoula Rd Missoula, MT 59801
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: IONIZING RADIATION DISRUPTS CELLULAR ACTIVITIES BY CHEMICALLY DAMAGING PROTEIN AND DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID (DNA) MOLECULES.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,688.00
 

Abstract:

IONIZING RADIATION DISRUPTS CELLULAR ACTIVITIES BY CHEMICALLY DAMAGING PROTEIN AND DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID (DNA) MOLECULES. ONE OF THE ABUNDANTLY FORMED CHEMICAL MODIFICATIONS OF DNA IS THYMIDINE DIOL (TD), FORMED BY THE ADDITION OF HYDROXYL RADICALS TO THYMIDINE. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PHASE I RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP A MOLECULAR RADIATION DOSIMETER WHICH DIRECTLY MEASURES LOW-LEVEL RADIATION DAMAGE TO THE DNA OF EXPOSED TISSUES. THIS INTRACELLULAR MOLECULAR DOSIMETER WILL BE USED IN PHASE II TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF RADIOPROTECTIVE DRUGS IN PREVENTING RADIATION INDUCED DAMAGE TO DNA. 60CO-GAMMA IRRADIATED DNA WILL BE ENZYMATICALLY HYDROLYSED TO NUCLEOSIDES. THE THYMIDINE DIOL WILL BE ISOLATED ON A HIGH-PERFORMANCE AFFINITY CHROMATOGRAPHY COLUMN. TO DETECT THIS MOLECULE, IT WILL BE DERIVATISED WITH FLUORESCEIN ISOTHIOCYANATE. THE RESULTING 5-THIOURETHANE WILL BE CHROMATOGRAPHICALLY ISOLATED FROM OTHER SUBSTANCES BY HIGH-PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY AND DETECTED BY FLUOROMETRY. THE SENSITIVITY OF THIS ASSAY IS EXPECTED TO DETECT ONE TD PER MILLION BASE PAIRS OF DNA.

Principal Investigator:

Richard f. hammen
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
8185747656

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Chromatochem, Inc.
Suite B Arcadia, CA 91006

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DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No