William Cramp

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The proliferation of peripheral blood lymphocytes, cultured with Con A, can be inhibited by ionizing radiation. Lymphocytes from patients with conditions associated with autoimmunity, such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and polymyositis, are more radiosensitive than those from healthy volunteers or patients with conditions not(More)
The sensitizing effect of copper solutions has been studied on mammalian cells. A non-toxic concentration of cupric chloride was reduced under anoxia by irradiation to cuprous chloride, added to anoxic murine leukaemic L5178Y cells and irradiated either under aerobic or anoxic conditions. Sensitization (dose modification factor 1.54) was observed when the(More)
Corynebacterium parvum was labelled by growing live bacteria in the presence of [3H]thymidine. The bacteria were killed by formalin, washed thoroughly and resuspended at a concentration of 7 mg dry weight/ml. An activity of 1-6 X 10(5) ct/min/0-1 ml was obtained. The biological properties (inhibition of tumour growth and hepatosplenomegaly) of the labelled(More)
In recent years several lines of evidence have indicated that nuclear ADP-ribosyltransferase (ADPRT) activity is involved in DNA repair, although the requirement of ADPRT activity for cell survival has only been demonstrated in certain cases. We have investigated further the possible role of ADP-ribosylation in the response of cells to ionizing radiation,(More)