Induction and disappearance of DNA single-strand breaks in human B and T lymphocytes after exposure to ethylnitrosourea

Michael E T I Boerrigter, Jan Vijg

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Abstract

Using the alkaline filter elution technique we monitored the induction and disappearance of DNA single-strand breaks (SSB) in 3 different human lymphocyte populations: (1) freshly isolated peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL); (2) B and T cell-enriched lymphocyte fractions; and (3) actively proliferating T cells, after exposure to ethylnitrosourea (ENU). Between these different lymphocyte populations no significant differences were observed in the number of SSB induced by a 20-min treatment with 0.5 mM ENU. SSB disappearance was observed in PBL of some but not all individuals, confirming our earlier results (Boerrigter et al., 1990a). Determinations on B and T cell-enriched lymphocyte populations indicated that ENU-induced SSB were removed only in T lymphocytes; no significant amount of SSB disappearance was observed in B lymphocytes. In contrast, no differences in SSB repair between B and T lymphocytes were found γ-irradiation. Induction and disappearance of ENU-induced SSB were found not to be dependent on the proliferative status of T lymphocytes; no differences were observed between quiescent PBL or T lymphocytes and actively proliferating T cells from the same donor, with respect to either the rate or the total amount of ENU-induced SSB disappearance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-55
Number of pages7
JournalMutation Research-DNA Repair
Volume255
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Ethylnitrosourea
Single-Stranded DNA Breaks
T-cells
Lymphocytes
B-Lymphocytes
T-Lymphocytes
DNA
Blood
Population
Repair
Irradiation

Keywords

  • Alkaline filter elution
  • B and T lymphocytes
  • DNA repair
  • Ethylnitrosourea
  • human

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  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Toxicology

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Induction and disappearance of DNA single-strand breaks in human B and T lymphocytes after exposure to ethylnitrosourea. / Boerrigter, Michael E T I; Vijg, Jan.

In: Mutation Research-DNA Repair, Vol. 255, No. 1, 1991, p. 49-55.

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