S L Commerford

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The radiotoxicity of 125I covalently bound to DNA is unusually high. This has been attributed both to the Auger electrons which result from the electron capture process accompanying 125I decay and to local transmutation effects which cause extensive damage to nearby structures. We introduced 125I into cell nuclei in the form of iodoantipyrine, a molecule(More)
The turnover of DNA and histones in the livers and brains of mice has been determined. These mice had been exposed to constant levels of tritiated water from conception until they were 8 months old. At this point, exposure to tritium was discontinued, and the tritium remaining in DNA and histones was measured at various intervals afterward. The half-lives(More)
The residual injury to the proliferation capability of hemopoietic stem cells (CFU-S) which results from their exposure to leukemogenic agents was evaluated in mice given a single leukemogenic dose of methyl nitrosourea (MNU 50 mg/kg body weight, i.v.). Bone marrow cellularity, splenic weight, number of CFU-S and the proportion of cycling to noncycling(More)