RRC ID 11666
Author Koana T, Tsujimura H.
Title A U-shaped dose-response relationship between x radiation and sex-linked recessive lethal mutation in male germ cells of Drosophila.
Journal Radiat Res
Abstract We reported previously that low-dose X irradiation of DNA repair-proficient immature sperm of wild-type Drosophila melanogaster at a low dose rate (50 mGy/min) resulted in a mutation frequency that was lower than that in the sham-irradiated group. Therefore, a U-shaped dose-response relationship was suggested. Here we show that the dose-response curve is actually U-shaped by carrying out a large-scale sex-linked recessive lethal assay using Drosophila. No reduction of the mutation frequency was observed in a strain mutant for the nucleotide excision repair gene mei-9a (Drosophila homologue of human XPF). Introduction of a chromosome fragment containing mei-9+ into the mei-9a mutant strain restored the reduction of the mutation frequency in the low-dose-irradiated group. These results showed that DNA repair was responsible for the U-shaped dose-response relationship in Drosophila.
Volume 174(1)
Pages 46-51
Published 2010-7-1
DOI 10.1667/RR2085.1
PMID 20681798
MeSH Animals Dose-Response Relationship, Drug Drosophila melanogaster / genetics* Drosophila melanogaster / radiation effects Female Genes, Lethal* Genes, Recessive* In Situ Nick-End Labeling Male Mutation* Spermatozoa / radiation effects*
IF 2.779
Times Cited 15
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