Radiolabeling of DNA can induce its fragmentation in HL-60 human promyelocytic leukemic cells.

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Incorporation of radiolabeled thymidine is commonly used to investigate DNA damage. Using a filter-binding assay, we observed that the addition of various doses of [methyl-3H]thymidine (0.2 and 2 microCi/ml) or [2-14C]thymidine (0.02 and 0.2 microCi/ml) in the culture medium for 2 days, a standard method for cell-labeling, induces DNA fragmentation in HL-60… (More)

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