Mark A Plumb

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Mutation rates at two expanded simple tandem repeat loci were studied in the germ line of first- and second-generation offspring of inbred male CBA/H, C57BL/6, and BALB/c mice exposed to either high linear energy transfer fission neutrons or low linear energy transfer x-rays. Paternal CBA/H exposure to either x-rays or fission neutrons resulted in increased(More)
Germ-line mutation induction at mouse minisatellite loci by acute irradiation with x-rays was studied at premeiotic and postmeiotic stages of spermatogenesis. An elevated paternal mutation rate was found after irradiation of premeiotic spermatogonia and stem cells, whereas the frequency of minisatellite mutation after postmeiotic irradiation of spermatids(More)
Core histone gene expression in HeLa S3 cells has been examined as a function of the cell cycle using cloned human histone gene probes. Total cellular histone mRNAs were analyzed by Northern blot analysis, and their relative abundance shown to be temporally coupled to DNA synthesis rates in S phase. The in vivo incorporation of 3H-uridine into at least(More)
PURPOSE To review the results of recent studies on radiation-induced germline instability at mammalian minisatellite loci. RESULTS Evidence has been obtained recently that germline mutation at minisatellites is remarkably sensitive to ionizing radiation, in both mice and humans. In mice, an elevated mutation rate was found after acute irradiation of(More)
The long terminal repeat U3 sequences were determined for multiple feline leukemia virus proviruses isolated from naturally occurring T-cell tumors. Heterogeneity was evident, even among proviruses cloned from individual tumors. Proviruses with one, two, or three repeats of the long terminal repeat enhancer sequences coexisted in one tumor, while two(More)
Germline mutation induction at mouse minisatellite loci by paternal low-dose (0.125-1 Gy) exposure to chronic (1.66 x 10(-4) Gy min(-1)) low-linear energy transfer (low-LET) gamma-irradiation and high-LET fission neutrons (0.003 Gy min(-1)) was studied at pre-meiotic stages of spermatogenesis. Both types of radiation produced linear dose-response curves for(More)
Arbitrarily primed-PCR analysis of DNA from male CBA/H radiation-induced leukaemic spleens revealed the loss of an approximately 350-bp sequence in several leukaemias. We have isolated a lambda EMBL3 C57BL/6 genomic subclone (pJB1) which hybridizes to the AP-PCR probe and is located on the Y chromosome. Southern blot analyses using the pJB1 probe indicate(More)
Studies of radiation-induced acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in mice suggest that the number of target stem cells is a risk factor, and the HLX1 homeobox gene, which is important for hematopoietic development, is a candidate gene. The distribution of the C/T-3' untranslated region (UTR) polymorphism in HLX1 in patients with AML and therapy-related AML (t-AML)(More)
To test the hypothesis that mouse germline expanded simple tandem repeat (ESTR) mutations are associated with recombination events during spermatogenesis, crossover frequencies were compared with germline mutation rates at ESTR loci in male mice acutely exposed to 1Gy of X-rays or to 10mg/kg of the anticancer drug cisplatin. Ionising radiation resulted in a(More)