Free Radicals in Cell Nuclei?

kgpl at kgpl at
Sat Jul 8 04:12:31 EST 1995

Someone has suggested to me that a lot of age-related damage may
be the result of accidental miscopying of DNA due to the presence
of free-radicals in cell nuclei messing up the copying process.
Is this possible?  What kinds of free-radicals are generated within,
or can get into, the nucleus of a cell?  Is there any reason to
suspect that this sort of damage is more likely to occur during
the process of cell division?

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