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The sequence specificity of micrococcal nuclease complicates its use in experiments addressed to the still controversial issue of nucleosome phasing. In the case of alpha-satellite DNA containing chromatin from African green monkey (AGM) cells cleavage by micrococcal nuclease in the nucleus was reported to occur predominantly at only one location around(More)
The question of nucleosome phasing on African Green Monkey (AGM) alpha-satellite DNA has been addressed by employing a new approach. Nucleosome cores were prepared from AGM nuclei with micrococcal nuclease, exonuclease III and nuclease S1. The core DNA population derived from alpha-satellite DNA containing chromatin was purified from total core DNA by(More)
Experiments have been designed to investigate hormonal effects on the human prostatic carcinoma cell line LNCaP in the presence of complete foetal calf serum. At physiological concentrations (3.3 x 10(-9)M), several derivatives of 17 alpha-methyl-testosterone led to a significant reduction of cell proliferation, inhibition of colony formation in soft agar,(More)
The mechanism of down-regulation of c-myc RNA associated with androgen-induced suppression of the transformed phenotype in the human prostate carcinoma cell line LNCaP was investigated. The synthetic androgen mibolerone (7 alpha-17 alpha-Dimethyl-19-nortestosterone) reversibly inhibits the proliferation of LNCaP cells and, from 12-72 h after hormone(More)
alpha-Satellite DNA containing chromatin from African green monkey cells (CV-1 cells) has been used to study the question whether or not nucleosomes are arranged in phase with the 172 bp repeat unit of the satellite DNA. Digestion experiments with DNAase II led us to exclude a simple phase relationship between the nucleosomal and the satellite DNA repeats.(More)
To evaluate a possible direct cytotoxic effect of diethylstilbestrol diphosphate (DESDP) in the treatment of prostate cancer we exposed three prostatic carcinoma cell lines (LNCaP, DU 145, and PC-3), 2 nonprostatic neoplastic cell lines (KB and EJ), and one nontransformed cell line (MRC-S) to diethylstilbestrol (DES), diethylstilbestrol mono-phosphate, and(More)
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