Induction of multilocus lesions by UVC-radiation in mouse L5178Y lymphoblasts.


The survival, the mutant frequency and the nature of the DNA alteration responsible for the inactivation of the thymidine kinase (tk) locus were investigated in 5 strains of mouse L5178Y lymphoblasts exposed to UVC radiation. The nature of the DNA alteration was investigated in independent TK-/- mutants using Southern blot analysis. The concomitant loss of… (More)