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CHO cells were grown in the presence of 1 μ M CdCl2 and subjected to ATP-dependent replicative DNA synthesis after permeabilization. By decreasing the density of the cell culture replicative DNA synthesis was diminishing. At higher than 2 × 106 cell/ml concentration Cd had virtually no effect on the rate of DNA replication. Growth at higher cell(More)
Synchronization of cells and nuclei is a powerful technique for the exact study of regulatory mechanisms and for understanding cell cycle events. Counterflow centrifugal elutriation is a biophysical cell separation technique in which cell size and sedimentation density differences of living cells are exploited to isolate subpopulations in various stages of(More)
Local changes in chromatin structure leading to temporally distinct geometric forms were characterized in nuclei of reversibly permeabilized cells. Reversal of permeabilization was tested by 3H-thymidine incorporation and trypan blue dye exclusion. Apoptotic changes were visualized in a cell cycle dependent manner at the chromatin level by fluorescent(More)
Sixteen groups of mice were fed diets containing different selenium species to compare their toxicity. Inorganic sodium selenate and sodium hydroselenite, elementary nanoSe, organic Sel-Plex, and Lacto-MicroSelenium were administered for 14 d at concentrations of 0.5, 5, and 50 ppm Se, equivalent to 0.5, 5, and 50 mg Se/kg food, corresponding to an(More)
Degradation of DNA during gene delivery is an obstacle for gene transfer and for gene therapy. DNases play a major role in degrading foreign DNA. However, which of the DNases are involved and whether their inactivation can improve gene delivery have not been studied. We have recently identified deoxyribonuclease I (DNase I) and endonuclease G (EndoG) as the(More)
To evaluate the relative contributions of DNA polymerase alpha and DNA polymerase delta in chromosome replication during the S phase of the cell cycle, we have used the permeable cell system for replication as a functional assay. We carried out the analysis of DNA polymerases both in quiescent cells stimulated to proliferate and progress through the cell(More)
Freshly prepared thymocytes continue to synthesize DNA under hypotonic conditions in the presence of 4.5% dextran T-150, the four deoxyribonucleoside triphosphates and ATP. Permeable cells could seal the membrane in a serum-enriched medium within a few hours. 2'-Deoxycytidine 5'-triphosphate is effectively substituted by 5-mercuri-2'-deoxycytidine(More)
DNA replication sites generally known as replicon domains were resolved as individual replication signals in interphase nuclei of permeabilized Chinese hamster ovary cells by immunofluorescent microscopy. Biotin-11-dUTP was utilized as a tool to label newly replicated DNA in permeable cells and to study the distribution of nascent DNA in pulselabel and in(More)
FMRFamide-related peptides are widespread neurotransmitters or neurohormones regulating somatic or visceral motor activity. Some recent data indicate that these neuropeptides may be involved in the control of cell proliferation and apoptosis. In this work we investigated the possible effect of FMRFamide on cell viability in an invertebrate-type(More)
Widespread interest in cell synchronization is maintained by the studies of control mechanisms involved in cell cycle regulation. During the synchronization distinct subpopulations of cells are obtained representing different stages of the cell cycle. These subpopulations are then used to study regulatory mechanisms of the cycle at the level of(More)