Effect of the Cytomegalovirus on Cell Cycle Progression and Pathological Mitoses in Cultured Human Diploid Fibroblasts

Effect of the Cytomegalovirus on Cell Cycle Progression and Pathological Mitoses in Cultured... The effect of the cytomegalovirus on the cell cycle was studied autoradiographically in an asynchronous culture of human diploid fibroblasts. The analysis of labeled mitosis showed that some cells infected in the S phase ceased to progress through the cell cycle at one of its phases (S, G 2, or M); at the same time, at least part of the infected cells remained capable of entering mitosis. Beginning from day 2 after infection by cytomegalovirus, the accumulation of pathological mitotic cells blocked at metaphase was observed in the culture. Approximately 50% of these cells contained 3H-thymidine label above chromosomes. This suggested the possibility of pathological mitosis in cells that were infected both at the S and other phases of the cell cycle. The detailed morphological analysis of chromosomes at different stages of infection demonstrated that the degree of their morphological changes increases from slight (stronger condensation) to severe pathology (fragmentation). In the aggregate, the results of the study suggested that abnormal chromosome morphology resulted from irreversible cell division arrest under the effect of the cytomegalovirus. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Developmental Biology Springer Journals

Effect of the Cytomegalovirus on Cell Cycle Progression and Pathological Mitoses in Cultured Human Diploid Fibroblasts

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Subject
Life Sciences; Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology
ISSN
1062-3604
eISSN
1608-3326
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1009405009368
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Abstract

The effect of the cytomegalovirus on the cell cycle was studied autoradiographically in an asynchronous culture of human diploid fibroblasts. The analysis of labeled mitosis showed that some cells infected in the S phase ceased to progress through the cell cycle at one of its phases (S, G 2, or M); at the same time, at least part of the infected cells remained capable of entering mitosis. Beginning from day 2 after infection by cytomegalovirus, the accumulation of pathological mitotic cells blocked at metaphase was observed in the culture. Approximately 50% of these cells contained 3H-thymidine label above chromosomes. This suggested the possibility of pathological mitosis in cells that were infected both at the S and other phases of the cell cycle. The detailed morphological analysis of chromosomes at different stages of infection demonstrated that the degree of their morphological changes increases from slight (stronger condensation) to severe pathology (fragmentation). In the aggregate, the results of the study suggested that abnormal chromosome morphology resulted from irreversible cell division arrest under the effect of the cytomegalovirus.

Journal

Russian Journal of Developmental BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 9, 2004

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