Diane E . Simpson

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A method has been developed for the specific amplification and cloning of human hprt cDNA which can be used for mutant sequence analysis. Messenger RNA is isolated from TK6 lymphoblasts and is used to produce a first strand cDNA with reverse transcriptase primed with oligo dT. Second strand synthesis and subsequent amplification of hprt sequences is(More)
We have determined the molecular basis of hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (hprt) mutations that arose in vivo in the T lymphocytes of a normal male subject. In previous studies approximately 16% (23/141) of the mutants from this individual analyzed by Southern blot displayed large structural alterations in hprt. Thirty-two mutants without(More)
Human lymphoblast mutants at the X-linked hprt locus have been examined by Southern blot, Northern blot and DNA sequence analysis. A previous study had shown that approximately a third of the spontaneously-arising mutants and half those induced by formaldehyde showed no alteration in restriction fragment pattern and thus were classified as point mutations.(More)
The mutagenic epoxide metabolite of acrylonitrile, 2-cyanoethylene oxide (ANO), was used to treat human TK6 lymphoblasts (150 microM x 2 h ANO). A collection of hypoxanthine-phosphoribosyltransferase (hprt) mutants was isolated and characterized by dideoxy sequencing of cloned hprt cDNA. Base-pair substitution mutations in the hprt coding region were(More)
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