Kelly Ayres

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DNA repair reactions are under cellular control. In bacteria, the reactions removing 0(6)-methylguanine and 3-methyladenine are inducible. It is not clear whether similar inducibility occurs in human lymphoblastoid cells. Nonetheless, the ability to manufacture the 0(6)-methylguanine acceptor protein does seem to be controlled by some chromosomal mechanism(More)
Hybrids were made between a ouabain-resistant, thioguanine-resistant human lymphoma line able to remove O6-methylguanine from its DNA (Mex+) and human lymphoblastoid lines deficient in this capability (Mex-). The formation of hybrids was confirmed by chromosomal analysis. Hybrid cells had an O6-methylguanine removal capacity per mole of guanine about one(More)
Embryonic chick DNA from different tissues was examined for differences in relative content of highly repetitive DNA which might indicate specific DNA amplification in somatic cells. The content of repetitive sequences in DNA isolated from cerebrum, muscle, and neural retina tissues, at the same and at different embryonic stages, was determined by(More)
Neocarzinostatin (NCS) induces repair in a xeroderma pigmentosum lymphoblastoid line deficient in the ability to repair DNA damage induced with (acetoxyacetyl-amino)fluorene. Repair was demonstrated by the induction of repair synthesis and by the disappearance of NCS-induced single-strand breaks and/or alkaline-labile sites in DNA. Estimation of NCS-induced(More)
Embryonic chick DNA from different tissues was examined for differences which might indicate specific DNA amplification in somatic cells. The problem was approached by determining the DNA compositional heterogeneity and searching for possible variation in different tissues of the 12-day chick. Neural retina, muscle, and whole decapitated (general) chick DNA(More)
We have studied two regions of Dictyostelium discoideum chromatin and identified several DNase I-hypersensitive sites in these regions. One of these sites is located about 300 to 500 bases upstream of the transcriptional start site of a gene that is expressed at all stages of development. This site is present in both vegetative cells and postaggregation(More)
Over the last few decades several countries have turned to inflation targeting as a policy choice for instilling stability into their economies. Prior studies have shown that inflation targeting has reduced inflation in those countries without significantly impacting GDP. This study seeks to improve upon these results by identifying the impact of timing on(More)
Neocarzinostatin (NCS) produces apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) sites in DNA which are repaired by the AP excision repair system. Survival after NCS treatment is not determined exclusively by this repair system, presumably because of the production of other, lethal, lesions. MNNG also produces multiple lesions which may be handled by cells in different ways. In(More)
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