Enhancement of the activity of bleomycin by cysteamine in a micronucleus assay in G0 human lymphocytes.


The aminothiol cysteamine enhances the induction of micronuclei by bleomycin in G0 human lymphocytes. The potentiation of bleomycin (12.5, 25, 50, or 100 micrograms/ml) increased with cysteamine concentration from 5 to 20 mM in a 2-h treatment before culturing the cells for the cytokinesis-block assay. The maximum clastogenic activity of bleomycin in the… (More)


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