Nitrosourea-induced sister chromatid exchanges and correlation to cell survival in 9L rat brain tumor cells.


The ability of various nitrosoureas to induce sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) in 9L rat brain tumor cells was investigated. Treatment of cells for 1 hr with the alkylating and cross-linking agents 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea or chlorozotocin produced concentration-dependent increases in SCEs; elevations above controls were detected at… (More)