Increased sister chromatid exchanges in human cell lines characterized by monosomy X or structural abnormalities of the X chromosome Article

cited authors

  • Iqbal, MA; Martin, AO; Simpson, JL

fiu authors


  • In the present investigation we test the hypothesis that deficiencies in the X chromosome affect sister chromatid exchange (SCE) frequencies in human fibroblast cell lines. Our results show increased mean SCE frequencies in cell lines with abnormalities of the X chromosome: 45,X; 46,X,del(X) (q13), 46,X,del(X)(p11), and 46,X,i(Xq); control cell lines were 46,XX. In only one abnormal line [46,X,del(X)(p11)] was the increase not significant after correcting for multiple comparisons. If SCE formation is replication-dependent, the increased SCE frequencies might merely reflect the prolonged cell cycle we reported previously in cell lines with X chromosome abnormalities (Simpson and LeBeau 1981). Other explanations for differences between cell lines are possible, e.g., that deleted loci on the X chromosome affect cellular uptake of bromodeoxyuridine (BrDU). However, specific mechanisms were not explored directly. © 1984 Springer-Verlag.

publication date

  • November 1, 1984

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start page

  • 205

end page

  • 208


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