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dc.contributor.authorWard, Timothy Hen
dc.contributor.authorItzhaki, Ruth Fen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-12T17:09:00Z
dc.date.available2011-07-12T17:09:00Z
dc.date.issued1981-10
dc.identifier.citationSome effects of treatment of hen erythrocytes in vitro with N-methyl-N-nitrosourea. 1981, 51:153-62 J Cell Scien
dc.identifier.issn0021-9533
dc.identifier.pmid6172434
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/135896
dc.description.abstractStudies have been made of the effect of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea on hen erythrocytes in vitro. These were done to find whether the highly condensed state of the chromatin and the very low metabolic activity of these cells would affect the extent of methylation of the DNA and chromatin proteins and the persistence of any methylation sites in these macromolecules with time after treatment. Also, the effect of methylnitrosourea on incorporation of [3H] uridine into RNA has been examined. It has been found that the DNA, histones and non-histone proteins are methylated. The main methylation site in DNA is 7-methylguanine and its level is higher than that found by others in the DNA of other cell types after treatment with methylnitrosourea; however, methylation of the two types of protein (especially the histones) is relatively very low. The level of methylation decreases in the DNA and the chromatin proteins with time after treatment. The amount of [3H] uridine in RNA was found to decrease after the treatment.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAnimals
dc.subject.meshChickens
dc.subject.meshChromatin
dc.subject.meshDNA
dc.subject.meshErythrocytes
dc.subject.meshFemale
dc.subject.meshMethylnitrosourea
dc.subject.meshNitrosourea Compounds
dc.subject.meshRNA
dc.subject.meshThymidine
dc.subject.meshUridine
dc.titleSome effects of treatment of hen erythrocytes in vitro with N-methyl-N-nitrosourea.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPaterson Laboratories, Christie Hospital, Manchester M20 9BX, U.K.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Cell Scienceen
html.description.abstractStudies have been made of the effect of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea on hen erythrocytes in vitro. These were done to find whether the highly condensed state of the chromatin and the very low metabolic activity of these cells would affect the extent of methylation of the DNA and chromatin proteins and the persistence of any methylation sites in these macromolecules with time after treatment. Also, the effect of methylnitrosourea on incorporation of [3H] uridine into RNA has been examined. It has been found that the DNA, histones and non-histone proteins are methylated. The main methylation site in DNA is 7-methylguanine and its level is higher than that found by others in the DNA of other cell types after treatment with methylnitrosourea; however, methylation of the two types of protein (especially the histones) is relatively very low. The level of methylation decreases in the DNA and the chromatin proteins with time after treatment. The amount of [3H] uridine in RNA was found to decrease after the treatment.


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