Reactive Oxygen Species ROS have been linked to aging and the onset of several disorders ranging from cancer to Alzheime'rs disease
8-Oxoguanine DNA glycosylase (OGG1) is a major DNA repair enzyme in mammalian cells. OGG1 participates in the repair of 8-oxoG, the most abundant known DNA lesion induced by endogenous reactive oxygen species in aerobic organisms. In this study, antibodies directed against purified recombinant human OGG1 (hOGG1) or murine (mOGG1) protein were chemically conjugated to either the photosensitizer Rose Bengal or the fluorescent dye Texas red.
The specific light-induced, non-enzymatic photolysis of mOGG1 by porphyrin-conjugated or rose bengal-conjugated streptavidin and porphyrin-conjugated or rose bengal-conjugated first specific or secondary anti-IgG antibodies is reported.