Publication
Title
Testing chemical agents with the cytokinesis-block micronucleus cytome assay
Author
Abstract
In order to evaluate the applicability of the cytokinesis-block micronucleus cytome assay in routine mutagenicity testing we investigated with this method different chemicals having different mechanisms of action: non-mutagens, direct-acting base-altering mutagens, direct-acting cross-linking mutagens, clastogens including a radiomimetic chemical, indirect-acting spindle poisons and indirect-acting enzyme inhibitors. We looked at the presence of micronuclei as biomarkers for either the lost; of chromosome fragments (clastogen) or the loss of a whole chromosome (aneugen), nucleoplasmic bridges as biomarkers for complex rearrangements (e.g., dicentric chromosomes) and nuclear buds as biomarkers for gene amplification. The cytome assay proved to be a suitable tool to investigate genetic effects of environmental agents and to provide insight into their working mechanisms as all chemicals tested showed the expected response.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Folia biologica. - Praha
Publication
Praha : 2012
ISSN
0015-5500
Volume/pages
58:5(2012), p. 215-220
ISI
000312058500006
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 18.06.2017
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