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Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1991 Apr;20(4):733-8.

Variation in radiation sensitivity during the cell cycle of two human squamous cell carcinomas.

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Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, Michael Reese Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

Abstract

Changes in the radiation age response are described in two cell lines derived from human squamous cell carcinomas. A radioresistant tumor cell line, JSQ-3, has a DO of 240 cGy and is polyploid with a DNA content of 2.68. A relatively radiosensitive tumor cell line, SCC-61, has a DO of 126 cGy and has a DNA index of 1.16. Tumor cells were separated and synchronized by centrifugal elutriation; flow cytometry was used to determine cell-cycle parameters and relative synchrony. The radioresistant cell line, JSQ-3B, was found to have twice the number of cells in S-phase than the more sensitive cell line (28% and 13% for JSQ-3B and SCC-61B, respectively). Both cell lines, despite differences in intrinsic radiosensitivity, were most resistant during S-phase (DOs of 258 and 157 cGy for JSQ-3B and SCC-61B, respectively) and were maximally sensitive during G1 (DOs of 193 and 95 cGy for JSQ-3B and SCC-61B, respectively). Clinical implications of our findings are discussed.

PMID:
2004949
DOI:
10.1016/0360-3016(91)90016-w
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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