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Person Details: John M. Essigmann

Superfund Research Program

John M. Essigmann

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307
Phone: 617-253-6227




  • Kay J, Corrigan JJ, Armijo AL, Nazari IS, Kohale I, Torous DK, Avlasevich SL, Croy RG, Wadduwage DN, Carrasco SE, Dertinger SD, White FM, Essigmann JM, Samson LD, Engelward BP. 2021. Excision of mutagenic replication-blocking lesions suppresses cancer but promotes cytotoxicity and lethality in nitrosamine-exposed mice. Cell Rep 34(11):108864. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2021.108864 PMID:33730582
  • Tajai P, Suriyo T, Rangkadilok N, Fedeles BI, Essigmann JM, Satayavivad J. 2021. Andrographolide, an antioxidant, counteracts paraquat-induced mutagenesis in mammalian cells. Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev 22:PMID:33576206


  • Thongararm P, Fedeles BI, Khumsubdee S, Armijo AL, Kim L, Thiantanawat A, Promvijit J, Navasumrit P, Ruchirawat K, Croy RG, Essigmann JM. 2020. Modulation of N-Methyl-N-nitrosourea mutagenesis in mouse embryo fibroblasts derived from the gpt delta mouse by an inhibitor of the O6-Methylguanine Methyltransferase, MGMT. Chem Res Toxicol 33:625-633. doi:10.1021/acs.chemrestox.9b00444 PMID:31841318 PMCID:PMC7033946




  • Henderson PT, Neeley WL, Delaney JC, Gu F, Niles JC, Hah SS, Essigmann JM, Tannenbaum SR. 2005. Urea lesion formation in DNA as a consequence of 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine oxidation and hydrolysis provides a potent source of point mutations. Chem Res Toxicol 18(1):12-18. PMID:15651843


  • Neeley WL, Delaney JC, Henderson PT, Essigmann JM. 2004. In vivo bypass efficiencies and mutational signatures of the guanine oxidation products 2-aminoimidazolone and 5-guanidino-4-nitroimidazole. J Biol Chem 279(42):43568-43573. doi:10.1074/jbc.M407117200 PMID:15299010
  • Neeley WL, Henderson PT, Essigmann JM. 2004. Efficient synthesis of DNA containing the guanine oxidation-nitration product 5-guanidino-4-nitroimidazole: generation by a postsynthetic substitution reaction. Org Lett 6(2):245-248. PMID:14723539


  • Henderson PT, Delaney JC, Muller JG, Neeley WL, Tannenbaum SR, Burrows CJ, Essigmann JM. 2003. The hydantoin lesions formed from oxidation of 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine are potent sources of replication errors in vivo. Biochemistry 42(31):9257-9262. doi:10.1021/bi0347252 PMID:12899611
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