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Growth inhibition of human promonocytic leukaemic U937 cells by interferon gamma is irreversible and not cell cycle phase-specific.

Joshi, Chirag V and Supriya, Patil and Ajitkumar, P (1999) Growth inhibition of human promonocytic leukaemic U937 cells by interferon gamma is irreversible and not cell cycle phase-specific. In: Cytokine, 11 (9). pp. 673-678.

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Abstract

Growth of human promonocytic leukaemic U937 cells was found arrested within 24 h upon exposure to interferon gamma (IFN-gamma). Removal of the interferon did not result in the resumption of growth, as is evident from the absence of doubling of viable cell count and(3)H-thymidine incorporation. 5-Bromo-2'-deoxyuridine-based flow cytometric analysis of the growth-arrested cells, 24 h subsequent to the removal of IFN-gamma, showed absence of DNA synthesis, confirming the irreversible nature of the growth inhibition. Propidium iodide-based flow cytometric analysis of the growth-arrested cells showed a distribution which is typical of a growth inhibition without resulting in the accumulation of cells in any specific phase of the cell cycle. These results indicated that IFN-gamma arrested growth of U937 cells in an irreversible and cell cycle phase-independent manner. These observations were in contrast to our earlier report on the reversible and cell cycle phase-specific growth inhibition of human amniotic (fetal epithelial) WISH cells by the interferon. Copyright 1999 Academic Press.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Growth inhibition/interferon gamma/U937 cells/cell cycle
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2010 07:18
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/25616

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