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Title: Effects of β-Phenethyl Alcohol on Mouse L Cells in Suspension Culture I. Reversible Inhibition of Cell Proliferation and Effects on the Uptake of Labeled Precursors of Nucleic Acid and Protein
Authors: Bruchovsky, N.
Till, James E.
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Issue Date: Mar-1967
Publisher: American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Citation: BRUCHOVS.N, and J. E. TILL. "Effects of Beta-Phenethyl Alcohol on Mouse L Cells in Suspension Culture .1. Reversible Inhibition of Cell Proliferation and Effects on Uptake of Labeled Precursors of Nucleic Acid and Protein." Molecular pharmacology 3.2 (1967): 124 -132
Series/Report no.: Molecular Pharmacology
Volume 3 Issue 2
Abstract: β-Phenethyl alcohol (PEA) was found to be an effective inhibitor of the proliferation of mouse L cells in suspension culture. Both its action as an inhibitor and its toxicity were found to be critically dependent on concentration and duration of exposure. The inhibition of proliferation caused by exposure of cells to 0.10% PEA (8.2 x 10-3 M) was almost fully reversible even after periods of exposure to PEA as long as 12 days. This concentration of PEA caused a rapid decrease in the uptake of labeled precursors of DNA, RNA, and protein into mouse L cells. For each precursor, the initial reduction in uptake was complete within 20 minutes after the addition of PEA. Following this drop, there was a residual low level of DNA synthesis, as measured by thymidine-3H incorporation, which depended on the concentration of PEA used. The rate of DNA synthesis remained depressed over the next 5 days in the presence of PEA. The sudden initial depression of uridine-14C and leucine-14C uptake in PEA-treated cells was accompanied by a rapid reduction in the number of cytoplasmic polyribosomes with a concomitant increase in the number of single ribosomes. In the continuing presence of PEA, the depression of uridine-14C and leucine-14C uptake was succeeded by a transient recovery to higher levels of incorporation, reaching a maximum about 10 hours after the addition of PEA. These results indicate that PEA is not a specific inhibitor of DNA synthesis in mammalian cells.
Description: Abstract reproduced with permission from Molecular Pharmacology published by the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Please access their website using the link provided for full-text of this article.
URI: http://molpharm.aspetjournals.org/content/3/2/124.abstract
ISSN: 0026-895X
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