Cytokinesis-block micronucleus method in human lymphocytes: effect of in vivo ageing and low dose X-irradiation.

The cytokinesis-block micronucleus technique was developed to overcome the kinetic problems inherent in the use of human lymphocytes for micronucleus assays. Using this technique the number of spontaneous micronuclei in lymphocytes from 42 individuals aged between 20 and 85 years was studied and was found to increase at a rate of 4.3% per year. Comparison… (More)