The rate of DNA synthesis along S phase is estimated from flow cytometric histograms on the basis of a mathematical model of a cell population. In the absence of loss, the model expresses the population kinetics in terms of DNA synthesis rate, S-phase influx, and population size. A single histogram is sufficient to determine the DNA synthesis rate when the population is in balanced exponential growth. Two suitably chosen histograms are necessary if the S-phase influx is exponential in a time interval longer than the S-phase duration. The analysis procedure was tested on published autoradiographic data and applied to three cultured cell lines (CM-S, 3LL, and M14 cells) that show various patterns of DNA distribution. In each case the cell-cycle fractions, the DNA synthesis rate, and the S-phase duration were obtained.

analysis of DNA synthesis rate of cultured cells from cytofluorimetric data

GERMANI, Alfredo;
1984

Abstract

The rate of DNA synthesis along S phase is estimated from flow cytometric histograms on the basis of a mathematical model of a cell population. In the absence of loss, the model expresses the population kinetics in terms of DNA synthesis rate, S-phase influx, and population size. A single histogram is sufficient to determine the DNA synthesis rate when the population is in balanced exponential growth. Two suitably chosen histograms are necessary if the S-phase influx is exponential in a time interval longer than the S-phase duration. The analysis procedure was tested on published autoradiographic data and applied to three cultured cell lines (CM-S, 3LL, and M14 cells) that show various patterns of DNA distribution. In each case the cell-cycle fractions, the DNA synthesis rate, and the S-phase duration were obtained.
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