photoreversal

photoreversal

[‚fōd·ō·ri′vər·səl]
(biophysics)
An enzymatic repair system that uses short-wavelength visible (violet and blue) or long-wavelength ultraviolet light to reconstitute the deoxyribonucleic acid of cells that have been irradiated by ultraviolet light. Also known as photoreactivation.
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Rhodopsin-Mediated Blue-Light Damage to the Rat Retina: Effect of Photoreversal Bleaching", Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science, Vol.