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Judge Gordon Hears about UVC Irradiation Described by Castaño, et al., in Fomite Transmission, etc., in Property Insurance Litigation

A description of UVC irradiation appears in Fomite Transmission, Physicochemical Origin of Virus−Surface Interactions, and Disinfection Strategies for Enveloped Viruses with Applications to SARS-CoV‑2 authored by Nicolas Castaño, et al., and filed as an exhibit in Golden Entertainment, Inc. v. Factory Mutual Insurance Company, Case No. 2:21-cv-00969 (D. Nev.) (Gordon, J.) last week: UVC irradiation (100−280 nm; typically 254 nm is used) damages nucleic acid bases in the genetic material and, to a lesser extent, proteins in virus capsids. UVC irradiation induces dimerization of adjacent uracil bases in RNA, forming pyrimidine dimers that disrupt the RNA structure, whichinhibits the…
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