Sister Chromatid Exchange

Publication Title: 
Molecular Biology of the Cell

Mutation of the template region in the RNA component of telomerase can cause incorporation of mutant DNA sequences at telomeres. We made all 63 mutant sequence combinations at template positions 474-476 of the yeast telomerase RNA, TLC1. Mutants contained faithfully incorporated template mutations, as well as misincorporated sequences in telomeres, a phenotype not previously reported for Saccharomyces cerevisiae telomerase template mutants. Although growth rates and telomere profiles varied widely among the tlc1 mutants, chromosome separation and segregation were always aberrant.

Author(s): 
Lin, Jue
Smith, Dana L.
Blackburn, Elizabeth H.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Extracts of Helleborus species are used as phytopreparations with immunostimulatory properties in Romanian traditional medicine. In Germany, Helleborus niger is used in homeopathy and as an adjuvant therapy in the treatment of tumor patients in anthroposophical medicine. In vitro application of an aqueous extract from Helleborus niger resulted in a slight induction of sister chromatid exchanges (SCE) in cultured peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from healthy individuals, an effect associated with a slight increase of the [3H]thymidine uptake in the DNA of isolated lymphocytes.

Author(s): 
Büssing, A.
Schweizer, K.
Publication Title: 
The Medical Journal of Malaysia

Effect of Tai Chi exercise on the level of DNA damage using the comet assay, lymphocyte viability and frequency of sister chromatid exchange (SCE) were determined in adults aged above 45. Tai Chi participants of 7 years (n=35), showed higher level of normal DNA and lower level of mild and severely damaged DNA as compared to the sedentary subjects (n=35). The former are suggested to have effective DNA repair mechanism as their frequency of SCE was markedly lower.

Author(s): 
Goon, J. A.
Noor Aini, A. H.
Musalmah, M.
Yasmin Anum, M. Y.
Wan Ngah, W. Z.
Publication Title: 
The Medical Journal of Malaysia

Effect of Tai Chi exercise on the level of DNA damage using the comet assay, lymphocyte viability and frequency of sister chromatid exchange (SCE) were determined in adults aged above 45. Tai Chi participants of 7 years (n=35), showed higher level of normal DNA and lower level of mild and severely damaged DNA as compared to the sedentary subjects (n=35). The former are suggested to have effective DNA repair mechanism as their frequency of SCE was markedly lower.

Author(s): 
Goon, J. A.
Noor Aini, A. H.
Musalmah, M.
Yasmin Anum, M. Y.
Wan Ngah, W. Z.
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