A multiparametric analysis of the effects of human recombinant interferon alpha type A on Daudi cells involving flow cytometry and in vitro analysis of alpha and beta DNA polymerase activities has been performed. Results have disclosed (within 60 min of interferon treatment) a decrease of alpha polymerase driven DNA synthesis persisting to at least 24 h, while beta polymerase was poorly affected. Moreover, after 24 h of interferon treatment, a reduction of BrdUrd incorporation per cell, assessed by flow cytometry, was observed suggesting that DNA synthesis in S phase cells is almost completely abolished. The analysis of the effect of interferon on the distribution of cell cycle phases indicated that the G1/S transition is not inhibited by the treatment. These results support the hypothesis that interferon generates a transient initiating signal which quickly reaches the nucleus and produces a rapid inhibition of alpha polymerase activity, leading finally to the slowing of cell cycle progression.
|Tipologia ministeriale:||Articolo su rivista|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo su rivista|