Ruth A Walters

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Ion exchange chromatography and preparative electrophoresis were used to examine the phosphorylation of histone f1 and f3 subfractions in synchronized Chinese hamster cells (line CHO). Three discrete f1 phosphorylation events were demonstrated to occur in sequence during the cell cycle. The first event (f1G1) commenced in G1 2 hours prior to entry of cells(More)
Caffeine induced a state of G(1) arrest when added to an exponentially growing culture of Chinese hamster cells (line CHO). In addition to its effect on cell-cycle traverse, caffeine ameliorated a number of the responses of cells to ionizing radiation. The duration of the division delay period following X-irradiation of caffeine-treated cells was reduced,(More)
We describe the construction and analysis of recombinant DNA libraries representative of chromosomes 1 and 2 of Chinese hamster (Cricetulus griseus). Propidium-iodide stained chromosomes were purified by flow cytometric analysis and sorting, and EcoRI digests of purified DNA were cloned into the bacteriophage vector Charon 4A. These libraries contain DNA(More)
The time of onset and duration of division delay induced by exposure to 250-kvp x-irradiation have been measured in several mammalian cell lines grown in suspension culture. Unique times of action (i.e. interval from irradiation to cessation of division) late in G(2) are characteristic for HeLa, L-5178Y, and Chinese hamster cells, and the time of action is(More)
Heparin interacts strongly with the histone component of chromatin, forming heparin-histone complexes which resist dissociation by 0.2 M H2SO4. Heparin treatment of unfractionated histones isolated from nuclei of Chinese hamster cells indicates that the affinities of the histone classes for heparin appear in the order from greatest to least: (H3, H4)(More)