We report the occurrence of chromosome instability in human T lymphocytes irradiated in vitro with gamma-rays and cultured for several generations before analysis. The delayed effects of gamma-radiation have been evaluated by conventional and molecular (chromosome painting) cytogenetics in preparations obtained from long-term bulk cultures or clonal cultures. The results indicate that the cell progeny of gamma irradiated human T lymphocytes can be characterized by a higher rate of chromosome damage, but this effect depends on the individual donor response to ionizing radiation. Evidence has been collected about a differential involvement of chromosomes 7, 9 and 19 in the induced chromosome rearrangements, and this effect is equally visible as an immediate or delayed response of human T lymphocytes to ionizing radiation.

Chromosome instability induced in the cell progeny of human T-lymphocytes irradiated in G0 phase with gamma rays

MOGNATO, MADDALENA;FERRARO, PAOLA;CANOVA, SABRINA;CELOTTI, LUCIA;RUSSO, ANTONELLA
2001

Abstract

We report the occurrence of chromosome instability in human T lymphocytes irradiated in vitro with gamma-rays and cultured for several generations before analysis. The delayed effects of gamma-radiation have been evaluated by conventional and molecular (chromosome painting) cytogenetics in preparations obtained from long-term bulk cultures or clonal cultures. The results indicate that the cell progeny of gamma irradiated human T lymphocytes can be characterized by a higher rate of chromosome damage, but this effect depends on the individual donor response to ionizing radiation. Evidence has been collected about a differential involvement of chromosomes 7, 9 and 19 in the induced chromosome rearrangements, and this effect is equally visible as an immediate or delayed response of human T lymphocytes to ionizing radiation.
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