Negative evidence for an adaptive response to lethal and mutagenic effects of alkylating agents in V79 Chinese hamster cells

G. Frosina, S. Bonatti, A. Abbondandolo

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Abstract

V79 Chinese hamster cells were subjected to a number of different pretreatment regimens with low concentrations of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU), N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea (ENU) or N-methyl-N′-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG). They were then treated with either MNU or ENU at toxic and mutagenic concentrations. No differences in cell killing or mutation induction to 6-thioguanine resistance were found between pretreated and non-pretreated cells. These results argue against the existence of an adaptive response to alkylating agents in this cell line.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-250
Number of pages8
JournalMutation Research - Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis
Volume129
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Medicine(all)

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