Ultrafast spectroscopy of UV-induced DNA-lesions — on the search for strategies which keep DNA alive
1 Faculty of Physics, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, 80538 München, Germany
2 Department of Chemistry, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, 81377 München, Germany
3 Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany
4 Department of Chemistry, Center for Integrative Protein Science, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, 81377 München, Germany
UV-induced photolesions are studied in the visible and IR. While structural distortions of the DNA-backbone at the moment of light absorption are prerequisite for CPD-formation, strain from the backbone guides Dewar-formation.
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