Peter K. Botcherby

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The unscheduled DNA synthesis (UDS) induced by ultraviolet radiations (UVR) in fibroblasts from 5 patients with Bloom Syndrome (BS) has been studied. Since often a high proportion of BS cells has large, probably polyploid nuclei, care was taken to select cells of normal size. Furthermore, UDS was usually measured over constant nuclear areas by a photometric(More)
The growing complexity and volume of workload in a Clinical Genetics Centre can rapidly swamp the available clerical facilities. The multiuser database described gives facilities not only for administrative control and documentation but also for the production of data for clinical and scientific analysis. The close link between clinical and laboratory(More)
Fibroblasts cultured from six patients with actinic reticuloid (AR) showed striking cytopathic changes and inhibition of RNA synthesis after exposure to near-ultraviolet radiation that had no effect on normal and other photosensitive cell strains, such as those of xeroderma pigmentosum and Bloom syndrome. An abnormal pattern of DNA fragmentation was(More)
In members of a family there appeared to be an association between the development of cutaneous pigmented keratoses in sun-exposed sites, and the later evolution of internal malignancies, particularly carcinoma of the uterus. Affected individuals were not clinically photosensitive, but their fibroblasts demonstrated gross cytopathic changes, low survival(More)
Ultraviolet radiation induced more unscheduled DNA synthesis (UDS) in ten Bloom syndrome (BS) fibroblast strains than in control cells, but this difference could be suppressed by aphidicolin treatment in at least nine BS strains. Aphidicolin, 1 and 5 μg/ml, were required to inhibit by 30% the UDS of BS and control cells respectively, but the DNA replication(More)
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