X-ray induced DNA double-strand breaks in human sperm.

Abstract

A methodology for quantifying DNA double-strand breaks in human sperm is described. Sperm from three healthy human donors on three separate days each were irradiated with 12.5, 25, 50 and 100 cGy X-rays. Linear dose-response effects were observed in migrated DNA from sperm nuclei when electrophoresed under neutral conditions. RNase and proteinase K… (More)

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