Possible association of membrane and nuclear changes in gamma-irradiated rat thymocytes.

@article{Zherbin1984PossibleAO,
  title={Possible association of membrane and nuclear changes in gamma-irradiated rat thymocytes.},
  author={E. A. Zherbin and Alexei B Chukhlovin},
  journal={International journal of radiation biology and related studies in physics, chemistry, and medicine},
  year={1984},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={179-83}
}
gamma-irradiated rat thymocytes were incubated in medium containing fresh rat serum. After 6 hours in culture, an equal dose dependency was noted for nuclear pyknosis and the loss of surface receptors to autologous erythrocytes. Decreased rosette formation preceded the expression of pyknosis. A possible relation between the membrane changes and pyknosis during interphase death of the thymocytes is discussed.